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RARE BOWS 

FOR 

VIOLIN • VIOLA 
VIOLONCELLO 

BY MAKERS OF THE 

EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH 

CENTURIES 



WURLITZER COLLECTION 









Date Due 




THE GREAT QUINTETTE 

of 
\ 

French Bow Makers 




Francois Lupot 
1774-1837 



Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume 
1798-1875 



RARE BOWS 

FOR 

VIOLIN • VIOLA • VIOLONCELLO 

BY MAKERS OF THE 
EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH 

CENTURIES 

© 

WURLITZER COLLECTION 



THE RUDOLPH WURLITZER COMPANY 

CINCINNATI NEW YORK L0S ANGELES 

CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO 

DETROIT 



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RARE BOWS FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA, VIOLONCELLO . . . WURLITZER 



INDEX OF BOWMAKERS 

Specimens of Whose Works Are Listed in this Catalogue 
(Some contemporary makers' names omitted.) 



Adam, Jean Dominique 16 

Bazin, Gustave 38 

Bausch, Ludwig 37 

Candi, C 40 

Chanot, Georges 39 

Colas, Prosper 39 

Cuniot-Hury 39 

Dodd 34 

Eury 23-24 

Fetique, Victor 38,44 

FRENCH, Miscellaneous 38-41 

Gand 33 

GERMAN, Miscellaneous 41-44 

Henry 26 

Kittel, Nikolaus 36 

Lafleur, Jacques 24 

Lamy, Alfred 40, 44 

Lamy, Jules 40 

Lefevre, T. N. G 41 

Lupot, Francois 14-16 



Maire, Nicolas 25 

Maline 39 

NEW BOWS, Modern Makers 48 

Pajeot 17 

Paquette 38 

Peccatte, Dominique 28-29 

Peccatte, Charles 30-31 

Pfretzschner, H. R 42, 43, 44, 47 

Sartory, Eugene 38, 39, 44 

Silvestre & Maucotel 38 

Simon, N 27 

Suss, C 43,47 

Thomassin, C 39, 47 

Tourte, Francois 8-14 

Tourte, Xavier 6-7 

Tubbs, James 35 

Vigneron, J. A 40 

VIOLA BOWS, Miscellaneous 44 

VIOLONCELLO BOWS, Miscellaneous 45-47 

Voirin, F. N 31-33 

Vuillaume, J. B 18-23 



TERMS 

Prices in this catalogue are net and, in our judgment, represent fair, honest, current value. 

A selection of Bows will be sent on seven days' trial, to any responsible person furnishing 
business references satisfactory to our Credit Department, from either our Violin Headquarters, 
New York, or from our branches in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or from the Firm's 
Headquarters at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

The choice may safely be entrusted to us. Our wide experience may be depended upon to make 
a good selection. In ordering, please state, whether light, medium or heavy weight is required 
and state price range and give catalogue numbers and names of the Bows preferred. 

Bows may be purchased either for cash or on the installment plan, on the following terms: 
A minimum cash down payment of 20 per cent is required; balance in twelve equal monthly 
payments, with carrying charge of one-half of one per cent per month, plus a small documentary 
charge. 

THE RUDOLPH WURLITZER COMPANY 

120 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y. 
Cincinnati Chicago Detroit Los Angeles San Francisco 



Copyright 1931 by 
The Rudolph Wurutzer Company 



RARE BOWS FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA, VIOLONCELLO . . . WURLI TZER 



FOREWORD 

In publishing a complete catalogue of the Wurlitzer Collection of Rare Old Bows, as a Supple- 
ment to Part I and Part II of our catalogue of Rare Violins, Violas and Violoncellos, we have been 
actuated by the increasing interest which the public shows in Bows by celebrated makers of the 
Nineteenth Century — an interest which indicates that the Bow, that fundamental requisite of 
successful Violin playing, has, in the minds of instrumentalists generally, achieved an importance 
equal to that of the instrument itself. 

To the layman, a Bow is "most any kind of a Bow," but every experienced Violin player has 
learned that without a good Bow, he is handicapped both as to Bow technique and volume and 
quality of the tone he extracts from his instrument. 

In addition to their superior playing qualities, the Bows of Tourte, Peccatte, Voirin, Kittel and 
other masters have a charm all their own as works of art, and their chef-d'oeuvres are fit to rank 
with the prized masterpieces of a Cellini or a Duerer. Due to this fact choice examples are eagerly 
sought by violinists and collectors the world over, the result being an increasing rarity. These 
Bows were not the output of mass-production, but represent the inspirational efforts of the greatest 
Bowmakers who ever lived, who, in their way, are as important as Stradivari, Guarneri or Amati as 
makers of Violins. 

By observation and the opportunity of seeing fine Bows, the eye gradually distinguishes the 
individual style which each maker's work possesses, for the reason that his manner of shaping the 
head, the stick and making his frogs, discloses his identity as perfectly as the scroll or soundholes 
of a Violin indicate the hand by which they were fashioned. 

Each Bow has its own individual tone quality which it draws from the instrument and this is 
particularly true of the Bows by Francois Tourte and, due to this fact, a Bow by one of the great 
makers possesses a practical value to the player equivalent to that of his Violin. 

Diversity of opinion as to the relative playing merit of Bows will always exist, for the reason 
that what suits one hand and arm, will not satisfy another equally well. It is here that the 
practical value of the Wurlitzer Collection to anyone seeking a first-class Bow, becomes apparent, 
because of the selection it offers, for it is safe to assert that any bow-arm or wrist can be suited 
both in quality and price, from among the Bows described in this catalogue. 

Our experts have used the greatest discrimination in the selection, over a period of years, of 
the Bows of this Collection, and great care has always been exercised to the end that each Bow 
should have a distinct and well defined, good playing quality. 

We wish to lay special stress at this time, on the importance, to every purchaser of a fine Bow, 
of selecting only authentic, guaranteed genuine examples, because it is unfortunately true that the 
country has been flooded, in recent years, with copies of Tourte, Peccatte, Vuillaume and other 
makes. They are cleverly made and imitated and are often offered at very little below the cost of 
genuine specimens. Therefore, the standing and integrity of the seller should be given serious con- 
sideration by every prospective buyer. Our broad experience offers definite assurance that the 
playing quality of any Bow ordered will be of the best and its genuineness, guaranteed by us, beyond 
dispute. We earnestly solicit the patronage of all readers of this catalogue and we assure them of 
every endeavor on our part to give them complete satisfaction. 

The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company. 



RARE BOWS FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA, VIOLONCELLO 



WURLITZER 



THE TOURTES 

The influence of the Tourte family in the development of the bow was profound. 

The father, known as Tourte Le Pere, who worked in Paris about 1740-1775 originated the 
idea which resulted in the evolution of the bow-stick from the convex or arched shape with fixed 
nut, as used by Tartini 1692-1770 and earlier players, into its present form. 

The invention of the sliding frog and screw is also ascribed to him. The result of his experiments, 
destined to vitalize violin playing for all time, brought fruition in the work of his son Xavier and 
their fullest exposition in those incomparable masterpieces of his younger son, Francois. 



VIOLIN BOWS by XAVIER TOURTE 

Known as Tourte l'aine 

Paris, 1740-1780 

The older brother of Francois, and a fine workman; his best productions are held in very 
high esteem. 



No. 1606 

This is an early specimen. Round stick of 
pretty figure, dark wine color. The design of 
the head is blocky, with forward throw, and 
upturned tip, ivory plate. Original frog, early 
design, with long projecting thumb extension, 
and still longer tongue, which has very narrow 
silver ferrule; pearl slide to rear, and pearl heel. 
Original button, shorter than usual, with two 
silver rings and pearl end-dot. Silver and 
blue silk wrapping. A fine, strong playing bow. 

Two hundred dollars 

No. 2521 

ex Wanamaker Collection 

A round, dark coffee-colored stick, slightly 
over medium weight, strong and resilient. The 
head is well formed, of a pattern similar to that 
later adopted by James Tubbs; silver tip. 
Original frog of ebony, with long tongue and 
thumb projection; narrow silver ferrule; plain 
sides, long pearl slide and heel. A half inch 
shorter than usual, quite common with these 



fine old sticks, but for that reason offered at a 
very low price. The button is of ebony with 
silver rings. Two hundred dollars 

No. 1372 
A medium weight, octagonal stick, cut from 
figured Pernambuco-wood, dark red-brown in 
color. The head is of good design, with extra 
wide beveled rear edges; ivory tip. Original 
frog of ebony, early type, long tongue and 
thumb projection, no underslide, silver ferrule 
with engraved initials "P.C.U." Pearl slide 
entire length and pearl heel. Short button, two 
silver rings. Silver wire wrapping. 

Two hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1391 
A fine round stick, rich dark red-brown in 
color. The head is of handsome design, long 
swan pattern, with ivory tip. The ebony frog 
has inlaid pearl shield each side. Button with 
two silver rings. Silver wrapping, leather 
thumb grip. Medium weight. 

Two hundred and fifty dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS BY XAVIER TOURTE {Continued) 



No. 1613 
Nicely figured Pernambuco-wood octagonal 
stick, medium dark-chocolate color. The head 
is of the short squared pattern, with silver tip. 
An original Tourte frog, with narrow silver 
ferrule, pearl eyes, pearl slide entire length, and 
pearl heel. Ebony button, with two silver rings 
and pearl end-dot. Whalebone wrapping, 
leather thumb grip. 

Two hundred and fifty dollars 



No. 1680 

Very fine. Round stick, of dark wine color. 
Beautiful rounded head, with ivory tip. Original 
frog with long tongue and thumb projection. 
Narrow silver ferrule, and short pearl slide. 
Original short silver-capped button. Silver 
wire wrapping with leather ring. 

Four hundred dollars 



VIOLA BOW by XAVIER TOURTE 

No. 1683 

Short head with turned up end, ivory plate. 
Reddish-chocolate colored round stick. Original 
frog with silver ferrule, pearl slide full, length 
and pearl heel, two large pearl eyes. Original 
button with silver rings. Silver wire wrapping. 
Good weight, lyi ounces. 

Two hundred and fifty dollars 



VIOLONCELLO BOW by XAVIER TOURTE 

No. 2520 
ex Wanamaker Collection 

A fine, fresh example, medium-sized head, 
with heavy ebony and ivory plate. The stick 
is octagonal, reddish-chocolate in color. Origi- 
nal mountings, the frog of ebony, with silver 
trimming, large pearl eyes and slide; the button 
ebony with silver rings. Silver wrapping. Date, 
about 1780. . Four hundred dollars 




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WURLITZER 



FRANQOIS TOURTE 



Paris, 1747-1835 



As Stradivari evolved the ideal form of the violin and brought it to the highest degree of 
perfection in workmanship and finish, so this great French bow-maker, Francois Tourte, brought 
the violin bow to the form, universally accepted for over a hundred years as perfection itself in 
respect to playing quality, ease of control, beauty of line and finished workmanship. He idealized 
the head by imparting to it a suggestion of masculine strength and beauty. There have been many 
other great makers since his time, chiefly his pupils and followers, who, with the example of their 
great master as their ideal, have vainly striven to give their work the inexplicable elegance of form 
and charm so characteristic of Tourte. The secret of the tone of Tourte's bows they have endeav- 
oured to unlock and to reproduce in their own work, yet with but partial success. Modern makers, 
with every advantage of research, improved tools and equipment, have copied Tourte's bows very 
closely, but have not succeeded in imparting to their work anything more than a fractional part 
of the grace and artistry found in Tourte's work. Unquestionably, no bow made, either before or 
since his time, is capable of producing the richness of tone quality which a Tourte bow imparts 
to the instrument and, conseauently, where the weight and balance of a Tourte fits a player's hand 
and style of playing, that player possesses an advantage of the greatest value, since he is able to 
draw from his instrument an appealing quality of tone which is denied less fortunate players. 

The influence of Francois Tourte and his work on modern music has been profound. Indi- 
cative of this, we have but to quote the late Theodore Thomas, celebrated conductor, who wrote 
under date of October 29th, 1903, as follows: 

"It is safe to say that without the Cremona instruments of the seventeenth century, 
the world would not have had the masterworks, quartettes and symphonies of Haydn 
and Mozart. It was, in particular, Stradivari who created a tone which appealed to musi- 
cians, and Francois Tourte, born 1747, died 1835, who invented a bow which made the 
modern orchestra — with all its shading and nuances — and a Beethoven, possible. Without 
these instruments and the Tourte bow, invented over a century later, the music of today 
would have been developed on altogether different lines. One cannot help thinking of a 
quotation from 'Pascal,' that, if Cleopatra's nose had been shorter the world's history would 
have been different." — See "The Hawlev Collection of Violins," 1904. 



No. 1258 
Date about 1785. Round stick, slightly short, 
of richly figured wood, deep chocolate brown 
color. The head is of beautiful design, slightly 
worn, with ivory plate. The frog, not original, 
is ebony, silver mounted. A very firm stick, 
with excellent playing qualities. 

Three hundred dollars 

No. 1405 
Date about 1810, octagonal stick, medium 
brown color. Ebony frog, pearl eyes, silver- 
mounted. Silver and ebony button. Black and 
white whalebone wrapping. 

Three hundred and fifty dollars 



No. 1131 
Period 1785 to 1790, round stick, dark choc- 
olate color. Ebony frog, pearl eyes and slide, 
silver-mounted. Ebony and silver button. 
Silver wrapping. Four hundred dollars 



No. 1276 
Early example, dating around 1770 to 1775; 
stick octagonal, brownish-red color. Ebony 
frog, silver-mounted, new pearl slide. Ebony 
and silver button with original screw. Ivory 
tip. Four hundred and fifty dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS BY FRAN 

No. 1662 

Period 1785 to 1790, round stick, medium 
chocolate-brown color; delicately cut head of 
small pattern of a style followed by Voirin, 
ivory tip. Original ebony and silver frog, hav- 
ing had some repair; button ebony and silver. 
A firm playing stick. Five hundred dollars 

No. 1068 
Dating about 1812, round stick, dark choc- 
olate color. Original ebony frog, silver-trimmed, 
ferrule not original. Screw button original. In 
fine condition; excellent playing stick. 

Six hundred dollars 



gOIS TOURTE {Continued) 

No. 1584 

Date about 1790, ex Samuel Gardner, round 
stick, with slight repair at nut-end. Plum- 
brown color. Ebony frog, silver-mounted, pearl 
eyes with silver rings, pearl slide. Button with 
two silver rings. Seven hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1382 

Dating from about 1800. A round stick, 
beautifully finished, handsome head with silver 
tip. Ebony frog, silver-mounted, with pearl 
eyes and slide. Ebony button, with silver 
rings. Black and white whalebone wrapping. 
Medium weight. Eight hundred and fifty dollars 



No. 1651 

Period 1785 to 1790, round stick of figured 
Pernambuco, chocolate-brown color. Ebony 
frog, silver-trimmed. Medium weight; a fine, 
strong stick. Six hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 2504 

From the Wanamaker Collection; period 
1800. A very beautiful stick of fine playing 
quality, round, dark chocolate color. Ebony 
frog dating 1860 to 1870 with silver mountings. 
Excellent strength; a fine playing bow. 

Six hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1169 

Period 1790, ex "Garcin," formerly Professor 
at the Conservatoire National de Musique of 
Paris and second violinist of the Alard quartette. 
Round stick, medium -brown color. Ebony 
frog, silver-mounted with pearl eyes and slide. 
A fine playing bow. 

Seven hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1200 
Dating 1770 to 1780. A bow of fine propor- 
tions and delicate beauty. Round stick, choicest 
Pernambuco. Ebony frog, original, with silver 
mountings. Original ivory tip. Whalebone 
wrapping. Light weight, firm, fine playing 
stick. Seven hundred and fifty dollars 



No. 1595 

Made about 1790. A prime stick, round, 
choicest Pernambuco, showing beautifully mot- 
tled graining, highly polished, reddish-brown 
color. Ebony frog with narrow silver ferrule. 
Short silver and ebony button. A decidedly 
superior stick. Eight hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1578 

Period 1790 to 1800. A fine example and 
splendid playing bow. The stick is round, of 
nicely figured Pernambuco, rich, chocolate- 
brown color. Original ebony frog with silver 
ferrule and heel plates, pearl eyes and slide. 
Ebony button with silver rings and pearl end- 
dot. Medium weight; excellent balance. Silver 
wrapping. Nine hundred dollars 

No. 1494 

Date about 1790. Octagonal stick in unusually 
prime, fresh condition, with sharp and clear 
edges; light, reddish-chocolate-brown color. 
Ebony frog with original silver mountings. 
Monogram LEB engraved on ferrule. Silver 
wrapping. A very firm, fine playing stick, 
produces a large tone of beautiful quality. 

One thousand dollars 

No. 1657 

Dating about 1795, an excellent example; 
stick round and cut from choicest Pernambuco; 



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No.. 1605 

Francois Tourte 

Tortoise-shell and Gold Frog 




No. 1724 

Francois Tourte 

Ebony and Gold Frog 




No. 1723 

Francois Tourte 

Ebony and Silver Frog 










No. 1719 

Dominique Peccatte 

Tortoise-shell and Gold Frog 




No. 1704 

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Tortoise-shell and Gold Frog 




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Francois Lupot 

Ebony and Silver Frog 



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VIOLIN BOWS BY FRANgOIS TOURTE {Continued) 



strong head of the angular pattern later adopted 
by Peccatte as his model; ivory head-plate. 
Original ebony frog with silver mountings, 
pearl slide, large pearl eyes. Screw button silver 
and ebony. Whalebone wrapping. 

One thousand dollars 

No. 1667 

Fine example, period 1775 to 1780. A round 
stick of strong, firm Pernambuco, of dark, 
chocolate color. Ebony frog of early type, gold 
trimmed with original screw button. This is 
an artist's bow; it draws a large, firm tone of 
tender, rich quality. Silver thread wrapping. 

One thousand dollars 

No. 1675 
Excellent specimen, dating about 1785. 
Round stick, in excellent state and fashioned 
from choicest Pernambuco; rich, medium 
chocolate-brown color; bold, beautifully de- 
signed head. The frog is original, ebony, with 
silver ferrule and heel. The screw button is 
ebony and silver. Old French wrapping of 
silver thread, leather thumb grip. Medium 
weight; a fine playing bow. 

One thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1358 
Period 1790, from the "Partello" Collection. 
The stick is octagonal and is in fine condition, 
the color a reddish-brown; head of fine type. 
It is mounted with original frog of the early 
pattern with a deep incut and a long tongue; 
ebony, silver-trimmed. The screw button is 
ebony and silver. Silver wrapping. A fine 
playing stick. 

One thousand, three hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1669 
Period 1790 to 1800. A choice example. Stick 
octagonal, in fine, fresh condition; rich, dark, 
reddish-brown color. Fine type head with gold 
plate. The frog is of ebony, pearl slide and 
pearl eyes with gold circles; screw button ebony 
with gold rings and pearl end-dot. Black and 



white whalebone wrapping As a tone producer, 
few Tourtes are superior to this. 

One thousand, five hundred dollars 

No. 1581 

A fresh example, belonging to the same period 
as No. 1538, octagonal, edges unworn; fine, 
hatchet-type head with original ivory tip; 
color of stick a rich, light, reddish-brown. 
Original frog with silver mountings. Gold and 
blue silk wrapping, as used in the time of 
Tourte. 

One thousand, seven hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1538 

A pure example, dating around 1790, from 
the personal collection of Mr. Alfred E. Hill, 
London. 

The stick is octagonal, with all edges intact 
and sharp, the head a pronounced hatchet 
shape, strong, and very characteristic ofTourte's 
best period. Excellent weight and balance, 
affording the player freedom from fatigue dur- 
ing long periods of playing. Frog is ebony, 
silver-trimmed, all parts original, with silver and 
ebony button. The head is mounted with the 
original silver tip; the stick has its original, light, 
golden-brown color, no stain or varnish having 
ever been used on it. An exceptional example. 
White and black whalebone wrapping. 

Two thousand, two hundred dollars 

No. 1723 

A splendid example ofTourte's work, dating 
from about 1810, in a very pure state. Octagonal 
stick, of choicest Pernambuco, medium light 
chocolate-brown color. The edges of this stick 
are in unusually pure, sharp condition. The 
head is very distinctive and impressive, mounted 
with an ivory plate. The frog, original and in 
fine condition, is of ebony; pearl slide and eyes, 
silver ferrule and heel plate, which are original, 
as is also the screw button and screw. Wrap- 
ping of black and white whalebone. 

Two thousand, five hundred dollars 

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VIOLIN BOWS BY FRANCOIS TOURTE {Continued) 



No 1724 ■ 

A first-class example of Tourte's work, in 
fresh condition, dating about 1805. The stick 
is octagonal, of Pernambuco of Tourte's finest 
selection; the color a medium red. The head 
is most attractive, mounted with original gold- 
plate. The frog is ebony with gold ferrule and 
heel. The lower heel, also the slide and two 
eyes, which are encircled with gold rings, are 
of pearl. The button has pearl facets between 
the two gold rings. The wrapping is of black 
and white whalebone. A charming and dis- 
tinctive bow, with unsurpassed playing quality. 
Two thousand, five hundred dollars 

SEE PAGES 10-11 

No. 1605 
An unique example in the finest state of 
preservation, made about 1800, round stick, 
fashioned from the choicest Pernambuco; head 
of medium size, and in the master's finest style, 
mounted with the original pinkish mother-of- 
pearl tip, fastened by gold pins set in the head. 
Frog and mountings are original and in a very 
pure state. Frog is of tortoise-shell with gold 
ferrule and heel plates and gold inlaid circles 



surrounding inlaid pearl-eyes. The button is 
gold with pearl facets between gold rings. The 
stick has unusual strength and it is a bow of 
the finest playing and tone-producing quality. 
Black and white whalebone wrapping. 

Two thousand, eight hundred dollars 

SEE PAGES 10-11 

No. 1725 

A superb example, dating about 1800, of 
Tourte's best workmanship, formerly the prop- 
erty of the celebrated violinist Baillot, first 
professor of the violin and director of the 
Conservatoire National de Musique, Paris, 
established by Napoleon I. 

The stick is round, of Pernambuco of the 
choicest description, the color a rich, reddish- 
brown; the cutting of the head shows Tourte 
at his best and it is difficult to conceive a bow 
head being fashioned with greater simplicity 
and beauty of line. The head plate is gold and 
original; the frog original of tortoise shell, gold- 
mounted, with pearl eyes, encircled by solid 
gold rings and original gold-button and screw, 
with pearl facets between gold rings on the 
button. Wrapping is of black and white 
whalebone. Three thousand, two hundred dollars 



VIOLA BOW by FRANgOIS TOURTE 

No. 1435 

Dating from 1785 to 1790. Formerly in the 
possession of the well known violinist Emil 
Heerman, concert-master of the Cincinnati 
Symphony Orchestra. Stick round, of a reddish- 
brown color. Ebony frog, silver-trimmed. An 
excellent playing bow and a typical example 
of the period. Six hundred dollars 

VIOLONCELLO BOWS by FRANgOIS TOURTE 



No. 1556 

ex Baldner 

Date 1790-1795. A firm stick, octagonal, 

dark reddish-brown color. Fine head with 

silver plate. Ebony frog with silver trimmings, 

large pearl eyes, pearl slide. Ebony button 

with silver rings. Silver wrapping. Splendid 

weight and balance. Bow for a concert artist. 

Seven hundred and fifty dollars 



No. 1714 
Date 1800-1810. Nicely figured octagon 
stick, chocolate-brown in color, in prime condi- 
tion, with elegant head, silver plate. Original 
ebony frog, silver mountings; pearl eyes with 
heavy encircling bands. Black and white 
whalebone wrapping. Ideal for weight and 
balance. Draws very large tone. 

Eight hundred and fifty dollars 



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VIOLONCELLO BOWS BY 

No. 1470 
ex Comte Isaac de Camondo 

Date 1790-1800. A fine round stick, medium 
chocolate-brown color. The frog is of ebony, 
with gold mountings, large pearl eyes; ebony 
button with gold rings. A superb bow, with 
elegant head, ivory plate. Silver wrapping. 
Superb example. One thousand dollars 



FRANCOIS TOURTE {.Continued) 

No. 1361 
ex Piatti 

A very fine specimen, of the best period, 
1790-1800. The stick is octagonal, of rich 
medium-brown color. Fine head, with ivory 
plate. Ebony frog, with silver mountings, large 
pearl eyes with broad silver bands around. All 
in perfect condition, original parts. Silver 
wrapping. Formerly belonged to the celebrated 
artist, Piatti. One thousand, two hundred dollars 



VIOLIN BOWS by FRANgOIS LUPOT 

Paris, 1774-1837 

A younger brother of the great Violin-maker, Nicolas Lupot, he devoted himself to the making of 
bows, producing many superb examples, closely copied from the models of Tourte. He conceived 
the idea of placing the metal slide under the frog, an improvement which has been in use ever since. 



No. 1617 

In style of Lupot, faint trace of stamp. 
Round, plum-brown color. Ebony frog, silver 
ferrule, full length pearl slide and heel, no 
eyes. Ringed button. Silver wrapping. 

Sixty dollars 

*No. 1632 
Round stick. Chocolate-brown color. Fine 
head with ivory plate. Original ebony frog with 
large pearl eyes, full length pearl slide and pearl 
heel; silver ferrule and under slide. Button 
ebony and silver rings. End of stick slight 
repair, a fine value and elegant playing bow. 

One hundred dollars 

*No. 1671 

Round stick, reddish-chocolate color. Grace- 
ful head with ivory plate. Original frog of ebony 
with extra large pearl eyes, pearl slide, silver 
ferrule and round silver heel, 'cello style. Button 
has two metal rings, not the original. Silver 
wire wrapping. Good full weight, a very strong 
stick. One hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1205 
Round, medium-brown color. Well cut head 
with ivory plate. Ebony frog, plain sides, silver- 

*Stamped with name of maker 



mounted. Button of ebony with two silver 
rings. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1345 
Partly obliterated stamp. Round stick, dark 
red-brown color. Ebony frog, plain sides, 
silver ferrule, pearl slide full length, pearl heel. 
Ebony button with silver rings. Fairly large 
head, ivory plate. Medium weight, good 
balance. One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1549 
Round stick, medium red-brown color. Fine 
head with silver plate. Ebony frog, plain sides, 
silver ferrule. Button with silver rings. Whale- 
bone wrapping. Medium weight. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1468 
The stamp is also under the silver wire 
wrapping. Frog has plain sides, silver ferrule, 
silver heel on top, pearl rear. Ebony button 
with two silver rings, pearl end-dot. Light coffee 
colored round stick, good head with ivory tip. 
One hundred and seventy-five dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS BY FRANCOIS LUPOT {Continued) 



*No. 1659 
A very old stick, octagonal, cut from hand- 
somely figured Pernambuco. The frog is of 
ebony, with plain sides with accentuated inward 
curved shape; it has small silver ferrule, modern 
pearl slide, and no heel. The button is modern, 
solid silver one-piece cap. Dainty well-cut head, 
with ivory plate, the color of the stick medium 
reddish. One hundred and seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1245 

A fine octagonal stick, medium-red color. 

Ebony frog, plain sides, silver-mounted. Silver 

wrapping. A fine typical example, with elegant 

head, ivory tip. Two hundred dollars 

*No. 1440 

Excellent firm stick, octagonal, red-brown 

color. Ebony frog with plain sides, silver ferrule, 

half silver, half pearl heel. Ebony silver-ringed 

button. Silver wrapping. Over medium weight. 

Two hundred dollars 

*No. 1546 

Stamped under wrapping. Round stick, red- 
brown color. Fine head with ivory tip. Ebony 
frog, plain sides, silver ferrule, pearl slide and 
heel. Ringed screw. Whalebone wrapping. 

Two hundred dollars 

SEE PAGES 10-11 



No. 1694 

A round stick, early period, rich plum-brown 
in color, with elegant head. Not stamped. It 
has the original ebony frog with plain sides. 
The weight is medium, and it is a most satisfy- 
ing stick in playing quality. Silver-mounted 
frog and button. 

Two hundred and twenty-five dollars 

No. 1596 

Made about 1810. We consider this one of 
the finest specimens of the master. A round 
stick, of choicest Pernambuco, dark reddish- 
brown in color. Mounted with frog of tortoise- 
shell, gold trim, pearl eyes and slide. The 
button is of ebony, gold rings, and pearl inset. 
Silver wrapping. Elegant head, with ivory tip. 
Three hundred and twenty-five dollars 

No. 1711 

This fine stick so closely resembles the style 
of Frangois Tourte, that it has for many years 
been accepted as by his hand, having been sold 
by reputable dealers in good faith, and certified 
as such. We however ascribe it to Francois 
Lupot, and recommend it as a superb playing 
bow. It is a round stick, nicely marked, rich 
brown in color. The elegant head has silver 
plate. Silver-mounted ebony frog and button. 
Four hundred and fifty dollars 



VIOLA BOWS by FRANgOIS LUPOT 



*No. 922 

Head has been repaired, for which reason 
offered at very low price. Original ebony frog, 
silver-mounted, 2% ounce weight, fine balance. 

Sixty dollars 



*No. 1022 

Not a heavy weight, but an excellent firm 
stick; medium-brown colored round stick. Ebony 
frog with silver mountings, pearl eyelets and 
slide. Ebony and silver button. Silver wrapping. 

Three hundred dollars 



*No. 1159 
Elegant stick, round, dark chocolate color. 
Fine head with pearl plate. The silver-mounted 
ebony frog has pearl eyelets with a broad and 
another narrow circle of pearl set against eyes. 
Ebony and silver button. Silver wrapping. 

Three hundred dollars 



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No. 1738 

Handsome wood, strong head with silver 
plate. Round stick, dark-chocolate color. 
Original frog, silver ferrule, ivory slide. Original 
button. Silver wrapping. Good weight. 

Ninety dollars 

No. 1446 
Attributed, about 1830 

Very fine old masterpiece, round, medium- 
chocolate color. Fine head with ivory plate. 
Original silver-mounted frog and button. 
Silver wire wrapping. 

One hundred and twenty-five dollars 



No. 1826 
Round stick, dark brown color. Long head, 
with ivory plate. Original frog, ebony plain 
sides, silver ferrule, pearl slide and heel. Ebony 
button with silver rings. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1504 

Round, medium reddish-brown stick. Ebony 

frog with plain sides, silver mounted. Ringed 

button. Silver wrapping. Rare example of this 

makers work. Three hundred dollars 



VIOLIN BOWS by ADAM 

Mirecourt 

Jean Adam worked approximately from 1790 to 1820. His son, Jean Dominique Adam (1795- 
1864), produced splendid bows, exceptional in choice of wood, beautifully finished and mounted. 



*No. 1453 
A very fine octagonal stick, in very fresh 
condition. Good head, with silver plate. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog, with pearl eyelets and slide. 
Button of ebony with silver rings. The stick 
has fine strength, and is light brown in color. 
One hundred and seventy-five dollars 



*No. 1356 

Quite outstanding, octagonal stick of choice 
Pernambuco-wood, medium-brown color, fine 
head with gold plate. Ebony frog with gold 
mountings, pearl eyelets and slide. Button with 
gold rings. Gold wrapping. One of the best we 
know of. Three hundred dollars 



VIOLA BOW by ADAM 

*No. 959 

Octagonal, medium light - colored stick. 
Silver-mounted modern frog. Silver wrapping. 

Ninety dollars 



VIOLONCELLO BOW ^ ADAM 

No. 1167 
Heavy, strong, octagonal stick, medium- 
brown color. Silver-mounted frog and button. 
Silver wire wrapping. One hundred dollars 



"Stamped with name of maker 



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VIOLIN BOWS by SIMON PAJEOT 

Mirecourt, 1791-1849 

This industrious master produced a large number of good bows of differing styles; his best 
work is indeed fine and desirable. 

The work of his father, Louis Simon Pajeot, is often mistaken for that of Simon; he worked 
approximately from 1780 to 1795. His heads are less artistic in pattern, but the sticks have excellent 
playing qualities. 

*No. 1600 *No. 1334 

Round, light chocolate colored stick, with Octagonal stick, light brown color. Fine head 

elegant large head, ivory plate. Original ivory w j t h silver plate. Frog of ivory, silver-mounted, 

frog, silver ferrule and round heel, in style of pea rl eyelets and slide. Original plain silver- 

'cello frogs; large eight pointed star pearl insets capped button. Silver wrapping, 

in round mastic in sides. Original ivory button, Eighty-five dollars 

with silver rings. Silver wire wrapping. About 
1 830. Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1624 
Fine octagonal stick, with elegant fresh head. 

Medium chocolate-brown color. Ebony frog, Strong octagonal stick, medium brown color, 

silver mounted, pearl eyes and slide. Original Original ebony frog, silver-mounted, with large 

short button, with one-piece cap. Whalebone ° va l pearl insets. Pearl and silver button. About 

wrapping. Seventy-five dollars 1835. One hundred and twenty-five dollars 

VIOLA BOW by PAJEOT 

No. 923 

Fine octagonal stick, medium-reddish color. 
Ebony frog, silver ferrule. A light weight, but 
very firm. One hundred and forty-five dollars 

VIOLONCELLO BOWS by PAJEOT 

*No. 1745 *No. 1476 

All original and very fresh condition. Large, Round, medium reddish-brown stick. 

angular head, ivory plate. Round stick, medium Original silver-mounted frog. Very old ringed 

dark-chocolate color. Original silver-mounted silver and ebony button. Silver wrapping. Light 

frog and button. Medium weight. weight. Eighty-five dollars 

Sixty-five dollars 

No. 1432 
Very fine stick, round, medium-brown color. 
Original ebony frog, silver ferrule and silver 
heel plate over back curve of frog. The button 
is of ivory with silver cap. Silver wrapping. 

Two hundred dollars 



"Stamped with name of maker 



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VIOLIN BOWS by JEAN BAPTISTE VUILLAUME 

Born Mirecourt, 1798— Died Paris, 1875 

Foremost maker of his time of Violins, Violas, 'Cellos and Bows, famous expert and dealer in 
rare old instruments. He attracted to his working force the best bow makers of his time; the list 
includes Dominique Peccatte, who worked with him from 1826 to 1837; Francois Nicolas Voirin, 
who worked with him from 1855 to 1870. Others who were in his employ included the names of 
Henry, Simon and Eury. He allowed these master craftsmen full liberty in the exercise of their 
own individuality; hence we find in one Vuillaume bow the unmistakable hand of Peccatte, and in 
another that of Voirin, as well as others of his staff whom he regarded as experts. All are stamped 
with Vuillaume's name. The beautiful tortoise-shell and gold mounts, as well as those of ebony 
and ivory mounted with gold, are the finest work of the period. 

Vuillaume exercised a wide influence which is felt even to the present day. He invented a 
self-hairing bow with special frog and also made bows of shaped, hollow steel tubing, neither of 
which ever obtained popularity, but which are valued as curios. 



*No. 1286 

Round stick, medium-brown color. Round 

slide, bevelled edge ebony frog with silver 

mounting. Large pearl eyes and slide. Ringed 

silver button. Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1369 

A firm round stick, medium red-brown color. 

Silver-mounted ebony frog, pearl eyes and slide. 

Button of ebony with silver rings. Silver 

wrapping. One hundred dollars 

*No. 1533 
Elegant Peccatte head. Round stick, medium- 
brown color. Original frog, silver-mounted. 
Silver rings on button. Good full weight, a 
firm stick. One hundred dollars 

*No. 1452 

A fresh elegant head by Dominique Peccatte, 
ivory tip. Round stick, reddish-brown color. 
Octagonal frog end, with large, cornered ebony 
frog, silver-mounted, with pearl eyes and slide. 
Original button, with two silver rings. Thick 
silver wire wrapping. Over medium weight, a 
strong, firm bow, fine balance. 

One hundred and twenty-five dollars 



No. 1467 
Has seen much use, a fine playing stick. 
Rounded frog, with crystal eye, which originally 

*Stamped with name of maker 



had picture; ebony, silver- trimmed. Plain 
silver button. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and twenty -five dollars 

*No. 1603 
A fine round stick, light-chocolate color. Good 
wide head with ivory tip, in fresh condition. 
Rounded frog edges and slide, the mountings 
in silver. Ringed ebony button. Silver wire 
wrapping. Good full weight. 

One hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1705 
Round stick, plum color. Head of Voirin type, 
with ivory plate. An excellent bow, which has 
been in continuous use in the hands of critical 
performers. The original frog has been replaced 
with one of ebony and silver. Silver wire 
wrapping. One hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1422 

Very graceful head in Voirin style, ivory tip. 
A fine round stick, of rich plum-brown color. 
Round slide for the original low ebony frog, 
rounded edges, silver mounted, with pearl eyes 
and slide. Original button with silver ring and 
silver end cap. Silver wire wrapping. Good full 
weight, a strong stick with elegant playing 
quality. One hundred and thirty dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS BY J. B. 
*No. 1254 

Fine fresh head, by Peccatte, with ivory 
plate. Round, of medium-reddish color, with 
round slide for frog. Bevelled edge ebony 
frog, silver trim. Ringed screw. A very choice 
specimen. One hundred and thirty-five dollars 

*No. 1274 
Round stick, reddish-chocolate color. The 
head is well cut, with ivory plate. Round slide 
for frog, which is of ebony with rounded 
corners, silver-mounted, pearl eyes and slide. 
Original ebony screw with silver ring, and 
slightly long silver end-cap. Silver wrapping. 
Good weight, very strong. 

One hundred and forty dollars 

*No. 917 

A delicately finished stick with a very graceful 
head of the Voirin type. The stick is round, of a 
light chocolate-brown color. The frog is original 
of ebony and silver, with pearl dots and slide; the 
edges are rounded and the underslide is of the 
round channelled type. The button is original, 
one silver ring and silver end-cap. The wrapping 
is of old French origin, silver and blue thread. 
see pages 20-21 One hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1005 
Faint trace of stamp. Fine head in style of 
Simon. Round stick. Original ebony frog with 
rounded edges, silver trim. Silver wrapping. A 
very strong stick, medium reddish color. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1240 
A medium heavy, strong, fine playing stick. 
Round, medium-red in color. Round frog slide, 
and round edged frog of ebony with silver 
mountings. The button is of ebony with silver 
rings. Head has ivory tip. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1540 

A fine round stick, dark-brown in color, with 
elegant head probably cut by Simon, with 

*Stamped with name of maker 



VUILLAUME {Continued) 

ivory plate. Round frog slide, the original 
ebony frog, with round edges, silver-mounted, 
pearl eyes and slide. Original silver-ringed 
button. Silver wire wrapping. Slightly over 
medium weight. One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1682 

A fine reddish-chocolate colored round stick, 
with fine head, made by Peccatte. Has octago- 
nal frog end, with sharp edged frog of ebony 
with silver mounting, pearl eyes and slide. 
Both frog and button are original, the latter 
ebony with two silver rings. Silver wire 
wrapping. Firm, medium weight bow. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1464 

An excellent stick, strong and resilient. 
Round, medium chocolate-brown in color. 
Ebony frog with silver mountings, pearl eye 
and slide. Button with silver rings. Good head 
with ivory tip. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and sixty-five dollars 

*No. 1207 

A beautiful ringed Pernambuco-wood stick, 
round, with fine head in style of Peccatte. The 
stick is well worn at frog end; the frog is ebony, 
silver-mounted, with rounded edges. Metal 
ring at end of stick. An original Vuillaume 
button, silver ring and silver end-cap. A 
remarkably fine playing bow. 

One hundred and seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1305 
This is a typical and handsome bow of purely 
Dominique Peccatte workmanship. Figured 
Pernambuco, rich medium red-brown color. 
The head is fresh, clean cut, with ivory tip. 
The stick is round, with octagonal frog end. 
The frog is in the modern flat top style, silver- 
mounted, with pearl eyes and slide. Original 
ebony button, with silver rings, pegged, and 
pearl end-dot. Original silver and blue silk 
wrapping. Slightly under medium weight, 
fine balance. 

Two hundred and twenty-five dollars 



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No. 1498 

James Tubbs 

Ebony and Gold Frog 




No. 1417 

John Dodd 

Ebony and Silver Frog 




No. 1696 

NlKOLAUS KlTTEL 

Tortoise-shell and Gold Frog 







No. 2503 

F. N. Voirin 

Ebony and Silver Frog 




No. 1700 

J. B. VuiLLAUME 

Peccatte type 
Tortoise-shell and Gold Frog 







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No. 917 

J. B. VdLLAUME 

Voirin type 
Ebony and Silver 
Round-edged Frog 



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No. 1498 

James Tubbs 

Ebony and Gold Frog 







No. 1417 

John Dodd 

Ebony and Silver Frog 





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No. 1696 

NlKOLAUS KlTTEL 

Tortoise-shell and Gold Frog 







No. 2503 

F. N. Voirin 

Ebony and Silver Frog 



No. 1700 

J. B. VuiLLAUME 

Peccatte type 
Tortoise-shell and Gold Frog 




No. 917 

J. B. VuiLLAUME 

Voirin type 
Ebony and Silver 
Round-edged Frog 




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VIOLIN BOWS BY J. B 

*No. 1196 
An excellent, firm stick, round, red-brown 
color. Fine large Peccatte head, ivory plate. 
Ebony frog, silver-mounted, pearl eyes and 
slide. Button of ebony with two silver rings. 
Silver wrapping and leather grip. 

Two hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1679 

An exceptionally fine example, with a head 
cut in the style of Simon. The stick is round, 
of reddish-chocolate color. It has the original 
frog and button, of ebony, with silver mount- 
ings. A superb bow for playing, of good weight, 
strong and resilient. 

Two hundred and seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1548 

A magnificent stick of the middle period 
combining strength and elasticity. Stick round, 
light reddish-brown in color. Mounted with the 
original ebony frog, silver trimmed, with 
portrait of Vuillaume in the eye. Black and 
white whalebone wrapping. 

Three hundred and fifty dollars 



VUILLAUME {Continued) 

*No. 1702 
Date about 1860. Stick and head of the 
Simon type with original ivory plate. Original 
ebony frog, with Vuillaume's portrait in the 
eye; rounded edges and under-slide, gold- 
mounted. A magnificent playing bow. 

Six hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1699 
Date about 1850. A presentation bow of the 
finest workmanship known to the maker. The 
stick is round, of the choicest Pernambuco, 
color reddish mahogany. The original frog 
is made from the choicest of tortoise-shell 
mounted with pure gold with pearl slide and 
pearl eyes. Gold head plate. 

Seven hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1700 

Date about 1833. An unusually fresh, pure 
example. Stick by Peccatte, the head of which 
is in his finest style, round, cut from the choicest 
of Pernambuco, rich, reddish -chocolate color 
with original ivory plate. Original tortoise-shell 
frog with gold mounting, pearl eyes and slide. 
One of the finest specimens known. 
see pages 20-21 Seven hundred and fifty dollars 



VIOLA BOWS by]. B. VUILLAUME 



No. 1279 

Very fine. The original frog with round 

slide, but sharp edges, of ebony, silver-mounted. 

Ringed silver button. Silver and blue thread 

wrapping. One hundred dollars 

No. 1236 
Fine Peccatte type head. Round stick, 
medium-reddish color. Of good weight, 2y^ 
ounces. Original ebony silver-mounted frog 
and button. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and seventy-five dollars 

*No. 2501 
ex Wanamaker Collection 
Round stick, rich dark red-brown color. Very 
fine head, in style of Simon, with ivory plate. 

*Stamped with name of maker 



Original ebony silver-mounted frog, with round 
slide and edges, pearl eyes and slide. Ebony 
button with silver ring and end-cap. Silver 
wrapping. Fine weight, 2y& ounces. 

Two hundred dollars 



*No. 1575 

Fair weight, scant 2% ounces. Has large 
blunt head, with ivory tip. Elegant round stick, 
figured Pernambuco-wood of dark reddish-brown 
color. Usual frog, of ebony, with round slide 
and edges, silver mountings, pearl eyes and slide. 
Original button of ebony and silver. Silver wire 
wrapping. Three hundred dollars 



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No. 1176 
Undecipherable stamp. Round, medium- 
brown color. Silver-mounted frog and button. 
Silver wrapping. One hundred dollars 

*No. 1744 
Round, medium red-brown colored stick. 
Original silver-mounted frog, usual round slide 
and edges. One hundred dollars 



*No. 1180 

About 1840. Faint trace of stamp. Round 
chocolate-brown color. Original round slide frog, 
rounded edges, silver-mounted. Original button. 
Fine playing qualities. Medium weight. 

One hundred and twenty-Jive dollars 

No. 1341 

Round, medium-brown color. Ebony frog 
and button original, silver-mounted. Silver 
wrapping. One hundred and fifty dollars 



No. 1508 
Made by Dominique Peccatte while in Vuil- 
laume's employ. About 1835. Round, medium 
red-brown color. Fine, long head, with ivory 
plate. Silver-mounted ebony frog and button. 
Silver wrapping. Medium heavy, strong stick. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1502 

Elegant round stick, medium-brown color. 
Frog of tortoise-shell, with gold mountings. 
Button of ebony with gold rings. French gold 
and black silk wrapping. Date about 1860. 
Medium weight. Four hundred dollars 

No. 1710 
ex Laussel 

A special bow, one of the handsomest type; 
used for presentation purposes, this fine stick 
was presented to the director of the Lyons 
"Harmonie" M. A. Laussel in 1869. Reddish- 
chocolate colored round stick, mounted with 
tortoise shell, gold-trimmed frog and button, 
all original. Four hundred dollars 



VIOLIN BOWS by N. EURY 

Paris, 1 810-1830 

Celebrated maker, whose best work closely approaches that of Frangois Tourte. Excellence 
of material and skillful workmanship, make his bows highly desirable and much sought for. 



No. 1183 
A very fine playing bow, with graceful head, 
pearl plate. Dark chocolate colored round 
stick. Ebony frog, silver-mounted, with pearl 
eyelets and slide. Button with silver rings, 
worn smooth. Silver wire wrapping. 

Two hundred dollars 

*No. 1046 

Strong octagonal stick, medium red color. 

Fine type. Original ebony frog, with silver 

mountings, and original screw and button, which 

has silver rings. Two hundred and fifty dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



No. 1129 
Fine round stick, rich chocolate color. Ele- 
gant head with pearl tip. Ebony frog with 
silver mounting, pearl eyelets and slide. Large 
button with silver rings. In good condition. 

Two hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1427 

Very fine; a round stick, medium red-brown 
in color, with beautiful head and ivory plate. 
The frog is of ebony, with gold mountings, 
pearl eyelets with gold rings. Button has gold 
rings. Silver wrapping. Three hundred dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS BY 

*No. 1571 
Period, 1820-1830. An exceptionally hand- 
some bow, with richly marked wood, of medium 
reddish color. The stick is octagonal. An unusu- 
ally fine head, with ivory plate. It is mounted 
with the original ebony frog, with gold ferrule, 
pearl eyes, full length pearl slide, pearl heel. 
The button has two gold rings, with pearl facets 
between. A really remarkable example. 

Five hundred dollars 

*No. 1704 

We consider this to be the finest specimen we 
have knowledge of. Original in every part. The 



N. EURY {Continued) 

stick is of handsomely figured Pernambuco of 
choicest quality, round, with ring flames the 
entire length. The head is mounted with the 
original mother-of-pearl plate. The frog is of 
tortoise-shell, with gold ferrule, engraved with 
a crown and monogram of a former possessor; 
gold heel plates; pearl eyes with gold rings. 
Button also of tortoise-shell, with gold rings. 
Of rich reddish color, one of the most striking 
sticks in beauty and of perfect balance, 
comparable only with an exceptional Tourte. 
Seven hundred and fifty dollars 
see pages 10-11. 



VIOLIN BOWS by LAFLEUR 

Jacques Lafleur, born at Nancy, in 1760, died in Paris 1832, a gifted maker, closely copied the 
work of Frangois Tourte, ably taught his son Joseph Rene, who also produced many fine bows, and 
who was born at Paris in 1812 and died there in 1874. 



No. 1390 

A fine round, red-brown stick, attributed to 
Lafleur. The frog is of the 'cello bow type, with 
round heel, has large pearl eyes and silver 
mounting. Silver rings on button. 

Seventy-five dollars 

No. 1532 

Has handsome long head with ivory plate. 
Round, medium reddish-brown colored stick. 
Ebony frog with pearl eyes, silver ferrule, ebony 
slide. Button of ebony with silver rings. Silver 
wrapping. Eighty-five dollars 

No. 1423 
A very fine octagon stick, medium chocolate- 
brown color, with long head, ivory tip. Fitted 



with gold-mounted frog, solid cap button. 
Silver wrapping. A remarkably fine playing 
bow. One hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1128 
A strong, finely balanced, octagonal stick, of 
rich plum-red color. A beautifully cut head, 
which shows evidence of some use. The frog is 
of ebony, with gold ferrule and heel. 

Two hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1599 
A beautiful round stick, with graceful head, 
worn somewhat, ivory tip. The wood is ring 
figured in part. Tortoise-shell gold mounted frog, 
pearl eyes with rings. Gold ringed screw with 
inset pearl facets. Silver wrapping. Good full 
weight, a firm, elastic stick. 

Three hundred dollars 



VIOLONCELLO BOW by LAFLEUR 

No. 1736 

Has beautiful, long, swan head, attributed 
to Joseph Lafleur, with ivory tip. Round stick, 
dark-brown color. Original silver-mounted 
frog and button. Silver wrapping. 

Seventy-five dollars 



''Stamped with name of maker 



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VIOLIN BOWS by NICOLAS MAIRE 

Paris, 1800-1878 

Apprenticed to Lafleur; a maker of excellent bows, often mounting them with beautifully 
inlaid frogs, making use of a floral sprig design, and using silver, gold, and pearl. He devised a metal 
upward projection, attached to the metal slide surface under the frog, to prevent the friction of 
the thumb wearing away the wood of the frog, occasionally found also on bows by Lafleur. 



*No. 1522 
A round stick, medium red-brown color. 
Ebony frog, pearl eyes and slide. Silver ferrule 
with initals ' f L. B." "No. 7" is engraved on 
the heel. Button of ebony with silver rings. 

Seventy-five dollars 

No. 1531 

Round stick, dark red-brown color. Elegant 
large head, ivory plate. Original frog of ebony, 
with pearl eyelets and slide. Ringed button. 
Original silver and blue silk wrapping. 

One hundred dollars 



*No. 1359 

Round, medium-brown color. Ebony silver- 
mounted frog, pearl eyes and slide. Ebony 
button, silver rings. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1247 
Round stick, medium-chocolate color. Ebony 
frog, silver mounting, button of ebony with 
silver rings. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1209 
A firm, round stick, elegant head with ivory 
plate. Medium chocolate-brown color. Ebony 



frog, silver-mounted, with pearl eyelets and 
slide. Ebony and silver button. Silver wrap- 
ping. Two hundred dollars 



No. 1211 

A bow which is at once remarkable for fine 
playing quality, and highly desirable, being 
entirely original in all parts, and fresh in 
condition, with elegant head, ivory tip. A 
round stick, medium red-brown color. The 
ebony frog has pretty inlaid floral sprig in oval 
frame, similar to No. 1703. It has gold ferrule 
and heel, pearl slide. The button has two gold 
rings with dark pearl facets between. Silver 
wrapping. Fine full weight. Has metal 
upward thumb projection. 

Two hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1703 

We consider this one of the finest bows pro- 
duced by this maker. The stick is octagonal, 
of reddish-chocolate color. Elegant head, some- 
what in the style of Dominique Peccatte, with 
ivory plate. The original frog, with inlaid 
floral design in oval frame, similar to No. 1211. 
The metal underslide is brought up at the 
thumb also. Wrapped with silver wire, with 
leather thumb ring. The weight is above 
medium, and for a player desiring a heavy bow, 
it possesses exceptional strength and resiliency. 
Three hundred and fifty dollars 




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VIOLIN BOWS by HENRY, of PARIS 

Born Mirecourt 1823— Died Paris 1870 

He worked with Chanot and with Peccatte, then with Simon from 1848 till 1851, after which 
he operated his own shop. Excellency in all essential details has made his bows deservedly popular. 
His first name is not definitely known; various other makers of the same name flourished in Paris 
during approximately the same period. 



*No. 1095 
Round, dark chocolate color. Silver-mounted 
ebony frog. Ebony button with silver rings. 
An excellent stick. Seventy-five dollars 

No. 1525 
Attributed to Henry. Round stick, dark red- 
brown color. The frog, of ebony, has sides of 
pearl. Plain silver button with initial "A" on 
pearl end-dot. Silver and blue silk wrapping. 

Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1690 

An elegant polished wine-chocolate colored 
stick. Fine fresh head. Ebony frog, pearl 
eyes and slide, silver-mounted. Button of 
ebony with silver rings. 

One hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1225 
Period about 1851. Round stick, medium 
red-chocolate color. Original ebony silver- 
mounted frog. Button ebony with silver rings. 
Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and forty-five dollars 



No. 1143 
Perfect condition. Round stick, medium 
chocolate color. Original silver-mounted ebony 
frog. A fine strong stick. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1303 
Round stick, red-brown color, fine head with 
ivory plate. Original ebony frog, silver- 
mounted, with pearl eye and slide. Ringed 
ebony button. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1463 
An excellent round stick, good full weight, 
of medium red-brown color. Frog by James 
Tubbs, with plain sides, silver-mounted, pearl 
slide. Button has solid cap. Whalebone wrap- 
ping. Two hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1399 
A firm round stick, medium red color. Elegant 
head with ivory tip. The frog is of tortoise- 
shell, gold-mounted, with pearl eyes and slide. 
The button has gold rings and pearl insets in 
facets. Silver wrapping. 

Three hundred and seventy five dollars 



VIOLONCELLO BOWS by HENRY 



*No. 521 
Very old. Light-colored round stick. Original 
ebony frog. Thirty-five dollars 

No. 1475 
Stamped E. Henry a Paris. Very fine, dark 
reddish-brown stick, round. Original silver- 
mounted frog and button. Silver wire wrap- 
ping. Medium light weight. Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 

Round, dark-brown 

frog and button. Very 

weight. One 



No. 1737 
Round stick, rich medium-reddish color. 
Ebony frog with silver mountings. A very 
fine stick. One hundred and twenty -five dollars 

*No. 1509 
Round, light reddish-brown stick. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog and button. 

One hundred and thirty-five dollars 

1445 

color. Silver-mounted 
fine specimen. Medium 
hundred and fifty dollars 



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VIOLIN BOW by N. SIMON 

Paris, 1808-1882 

A pupil of Dominique Peccatte, whose Paris establishment he purchased in 1847 after having 
worked for some years in the shop of Vuillaume. From 1848 until about 1851, he worked together 
with Henry, after which he operated for himself alone. 

*No. 1660 , 
ex Louis Persinger 

A fine specimen. Round stick, dull nut-brown 
color. Typical head, ivory plate. Original silver- 
mounted ebony frog, shows long usage. Ebony 
button with silver rings. Silver wire wrapping. 
Full weight. One hundred and twenty-five dollars 



VIOLA BOW by N. SIMON 

*No. 1290 

Round stick, medium light-reddish color. 

Original frog, silver-mounted. Ebony button 

with silver rings. Good head with ivory plate. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 



VIOLONCELLO BOWS by N. SIMON 



No. 1510 

Fine, longish head. Round, medium-brown 
color. Original silver-mounted frog and button. 
Silver wrapping. One hundred dollars 



No. 1511 
Round, red-brown color. Silver-mounted 
ebony frog. French silver and black wrapping. 

One hundred dollars 




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VIOLIN BOWS by DOMINIQUE PECCATTE 

Born and died Mirecourt, 1810-1874 

This celebrated master, whose bows rank second only to those of Francois Tourte, was 
apprenticed to J. B. Vuillaume about 1826, and worked for him until about 1837. He then 
established his own shop and worked in Paris until 1847, after which he located in Mirecourt. His 
bows are deservedly popular, and quite easily recognized. Those produced in the shop of 
Vuillaume, and bearing that name, also are readily classified, his strong heads being quite different 
to those cut by other famous makers who also worked for that master. He made no use of any brand on 
his bows, as did his brother Frangois, and his nephew Charles, who stamped their sticks PECCATTE. 

No. 647 

Round stick, medium weight. Medium red- 
brown color. Silver-mounted ebony frog, with 
pearl eyes and slide. Ringed button. Silver 
wrapping. Eighty-five dollars 



No. 1051 
Round stick, chocolate color. Ebony frog 
with silver mounting, pearl eyes and slide. 
Silver rings on button. Eighty-five dollars 

No. 1146 
A stunning stick, the grain of the wood sharp 
tiger-striped. Fine head with ivory plate; the 
stick round of rich red-brown color. Ebony 
frog has been slightly raised by fitting of new 
bevel end and metal slide; plain sides, silver 
ferrule, pearl slide, no heel plates. The button 
is very old, ebony, with silver rings. Whale- 
bone wrapping. One hundred dollars 

No. 1292 

Round stick, full medium weight, light 

chocolate color. Silver-mounted ebony frog, 

pearl eyes and slide. Silver-ringed button. 

Silver wrapping. One hundred dollars 

No. 1424 
An early stick, round, medium-brown color. 
A fine flexible stick. The original frog, has no 
metal underslide, silver-mounted, with pearl 
eyes and slide. Silver-ringed screw. Silver wire 
wrapping. One hundred dollars 

No. 1111 
A strong, slightly over medium weight round 
stick. Medium-brown color. Silver-mounted 
ebony frog with pearl eyes and slide. Original 
ebony and silver button. 

One hundred and twenty-five dollars 



No. 1612 

A strong bow, slightly over medium weight, 
medium dark reddish-chocolate color, round. 
Fine large fresh head with ivory plate. Ebony 
silver-mounted frog. Ringed silver screw. 
Silver wrapping. One hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1577 
Round stick, rich brown color. Well cut head 
slightly worn, ivory tip. The mountings are all 
original, the frog of ebony, silver trimmed, with 
very rich pearl selected for the eyes and slide; 
the screw button is of ebony, with two silver 
rings, and pearl end-dot. 

One hundred and sixty-five dollars 

No. 1365 
Medium reddish-brown color round stick. 
Ebony frog with silver mountings. Ebony 
button with silver rings. Silver wrapping. 
Fine head, with ivory tip. 

One hundred and seventy-five dollars 

No. 1135 
Round, medium-brown color, slender stick. 
Silver-mounted ebony frog, pearl eyes with 
rings around. Silver button, and wrapping of 
silver. An elegant bow, very superior playing 
quality. One hundred and eighty -five dollars 

No. 1661 
A very firm bow, round stick, dark chocolate 
color. The wood shows a nice ringed figure. 
Typical head, with ivory tip. Original frog, 
slightly lower than usual, with silver mount- 
ings. Button has two silver rings. Silver 
wrapping. Two hundred dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS BY DOMINIQUE PECCATTE {Continued) 



No. 1500 

Round stick, reddish-brown color. Elegant 

head, ivory plate. Ebony frog with silver 

mountings, pearl eyes and slide. Silver rings on 

button. Silver wrapping. A very strong stick. 

Three hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1719 

Only comparable with the finest work of 
Francois Tourte, this very beautiful example 
is one of those rarely met with super-produc- 
tions so much sought after. It is in absolutely 
prime, fresh condition, the stick round, hand- 
some grain, reddish chocolate in color. A piece 
of transparent, mottled tortoise-shell, with 
gold mountings; rich pearl for the slide and 



gold encircled eyes, this fresh original frog is an 
artistic gem in itself. The button also is of 
transparent tortoise-shell, with gold rings. 
see pages 10-11 Five hundred dollars 

No. 1691 

A superb specimen, comparable to the finest 
work of Tourte. In prime condition. Brilliantly 
polished natural wood stick, of light chestnut 
color, round, pretty ring figured Pernambuco. 
Beautiful tortoise-shell frog, in absolutely fresh 
condition, with gold ferrule, and heel plates, 
gold under slide; pearl slide, and eyes with gold 
circles. Button has two gold rings, pearl end- 
dot. Whalebone wrapping. Extraordinary 
playing quality. Strong head with gold plate. 

Six hundred dollars 



VIOLA BOW by DOMINIQUE PECCATTE 

No. 1495 

A bow of finest quality, round stick, medium 
red-brown color. Fine head, ivory plate. 
Silver-mounted ebony frog, pearl eyes and 
slide; monogram "LEB" engraved on ferrule. 
Button with silver rings. Silver wrapping. 

Four hundred and fifty dollars 

VIOLONCELLO BOWS by DOMINIQUE PECCATTE 



No. 1735 
Very fine round stick, dark-reddish color. 
Original silver-mounted frog and button. Silver 
wrapping. One hundred dollars 

No. 1747 
Round, medium dark-brown color. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog and button. Graceful type 
head. Medium heavy, fine-playing stick. 

One hundred dollars 

No. 2518 
ex Wanamaker Collection 

Strong, dark coffee-brown colored round 
stick. Graceful head. Original silver-mounted 
frog and button. Silver wrapping. Medium 
heavy weight. One hundred and twenty dollars 

No. 1748 
Like new, all original condition. Round, 
medium light-reddish color. Silver-mounted 



ebony frog and button. French silver and blue 
wrapping. Medium weight, A-l specimen. 

One hundred and forty dollars 

No. 1342 
Round, light red-brown color. Ebony frog 
with silver mountings, ringed button. Silver 
wrapping. One hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1507 

A fine round stick, dark-brown color, with 

long head and ivory plate. Original ebony 

frog, silver-mounted. Date about 1850. Choice 

specimen. Two hundred dollars 

No. 1455 

Fine example of the early period, about 1840. 
Graceful long head, ivory tip. Round, dark 
chocolate-colored stick. Ebony frog, silver- 
mounted. Ringed button. Silver wrapping. 

Three hundred dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS by CHARLES PECCATTE 

Born 1850, Mirecourt 

His bows are consistently well made, of fine wood. In 1870 he established himself in Paris and 
was the recipient of several medals for fine work exhibited by him. He was the son of Frangois 
Peccatte, born in Mirecourt 1820, died 1855. Both father and son worked in the shop of Vuillaume. 
Their style and work is similar, and they used the same brand. 



*No. 1031 
A fine round stick, which has been mended, 
but which is good for many years of fine 
playing. Medium brown color. Original silver- 
mounted frog and button. Fifty dollars 



No. 1450 

A round, reddish-brown stick. Ebony frog 

with silver trimming, pearl eyes and slide. 

Button has two silver rings. Silver wire 

wrapping. One hundred and thirty-five dollars 



*No. 1386 

Three-quarter size. Round, medium brown 
stick. Silver-mounted ebony frog. An elegant 
bow for a young artist. Fifty dollars 

*No. 1559 

Round stick, medium brown color. Silver- 
trimmed ebony frog, pearl eyes and slide 
Button has silver cap. Silver thread wrapping. 

Eighty-five dollars 

*No. 1451 
A very fine head, ivory tip. Round stick, 
chocolate color. Ebony frog with silver mount- 
ing, pearl eyes and slide. Silver-ringed button. 
Silver thread wrapping. The head has had 
repairs. One hundred dollars 

*No. 1454 

Fine large head, ivory plate. Round stick, 
light chocolate color. Ebony frog, silver- 
mounted, with pearl eyelets and slide. Ringed 
silver button. One hundred dollars 



*No. 1185 

A very firm, round stick, of dark chocolate 
color. Good head, with ivory plate. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog, pearl eyes and slide. 
Ringed button. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and sixty -five dollars 

*No. 1242 

A richly figured round stick, of red-brown 
color. Graceful head with ivory plate. Original 
frog, ebony, silver-mounted, with pearl slide 
and eyes. Solid silver button. A very exceptional 
example, in fresh condition, firm, excelling in 
playing quality. 

One hundred and seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1572 
Round stick, light red-brown in color. 
Excellent head, with ivory tip. The frog is of 
ebony, with gold mountings. The button is of 
ebony, with two gold rings. Gold wrapping. 

Two hundred and fifty dollars 



VIOLA BOW by CHARLES PECCATTE 

*No. 1327 
Fine, round stick, medium red-brown color. 
Silver-mounted ebony frog, and button. Full 
weight, lyi ounces. 

One hundred and forty -five dollars 



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VIOLONCELLO BOWS by CHARLES PECCATTE 



No. 1739 
Style of Charles Peccatte. Round, medium- 
reddish color. Original silver-mounted frog 
and button. Silver wrapping. 

Eighty -five dollars 

*No. 1746 
Fine, long head. Round, medium chocolate 
color. Original silver-mounted ebony frog and 
button. One hundred dollars 

*No. 1326 
Round stick, medium-brown color. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog and button. Silver 
wrapping. One hundred and twenty-five dollars 



No. 1536 

An old Charles Peccatte, with long shaped 
head, reinforced, ivory tip. Round, light red- 
dish-brown stick. Original silver-mounted ebony 
frog and button; the frog is quite worn as result 
of having been carried under the strings of the 
'cello. A very exceptional playing stick. Medium 
light weight. One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 2506 
ex Wanamaker Collection 

Graceful long tapered head, round bevels and 
ivory plate. Original silver-mounted ebony frog 
and button. Silver wrapping. Medium light 
weight. One hundred and fifty dollars 



VIOLIN BOWS by FRANgOIS NICOLAS VOIRIN 

Paris, J 833-1885 
The artistry and skill of this celebrated bow-maker needs no commendation. From about 
1855 until 1870 he worked with J. B.Vuillaume, later for his own account, from which time until 
his death, he stamped his name on the bows he produced. After his death, his widow continued 
the business, with capable workers, and continued to use his stamp in the same manner. The 
bows are all beautifully finished, with slender, graceful heads. 



*No. 1193 
Strong, octagon, medium-brown stick. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog and ringed button. 
Whalebone wrapping. Excellent playing 
qualities. Sixty dollars 

*No. 1408 

Round stick, reddish-brown color Ebony 
frog, silver- mounted with pearl eyes and 
circles. Button has one-piece silver cap. Fine 
playing quality. Sixty dollars 

*No. 1666 

This is an elegant bow, which suffered the 
loss of its head, replaced by Messrs Hill & Son 
with a very fine one with silver tip. It is one 
of the early type, with Vuillaume style of frog, 
round under-slide and edges. Many years of 
fine service assured. Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1676 

A very light bow, very flexible, most suitable 
for a lady's arm. Octagonal stick, reddish- 

*Stamped with name of maker 



chocolate color. Vuillaume type of frog, round 
bevel and slide. Silver wire wrapped. 

Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 991 

A very good specimen. Round, medium 
chocolate color. Ebony frog with silver trim. 
Fine playing stick. Ninety-five dollars 

*No. 1688 
Of nicely marked Pernambuco, a round stick, 
chocolate-brown color. An early example, with 
delicate head, light in weight, and fitted with 
silver-mounted ebony frog of the Vuillaume 
type, round slide and edges. Original button 
silver ring and silver end-cap. Silver wire 
wrapping. One hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 2502 
From the Wanamaker collection. A firm, 
round stick, medium reddish color. Silver- 
mounted frog, pearl eyes and slide. Ringed 
button. Silver wrapping. A very fine specimen. 
One hundred and twenty five dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS BY F. N. 

*No. 2503 

This is one of the choice bows from the 
Wanamaker collection. Round, light-reddish 
color. Silver-mounted ebony frog and ringed 
button. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and thirty-five dollars 

SEE PAGES 20-21 

*No. 1141 
Round stick, dark chocolate color. Ebony frog, 
silver-mounted. Pearl eyes and slide. Ebony and 
silver button. The stick has silver ring at end, 
and has seen continuous use. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1206 

Round. Medium brown color. Ebony, silver- 
mounted frog and button. Silver wrapping. 
Excellent playing qualities. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1227 
Elegant round stick, medium dark reddish 
color. Original silver-mounted ebony frog and 
ringed button. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1376 
Round stick, medium brown color Silver- 
mounted ebony frog. Pearl eyes and slide. 
Silver wrapping. One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1689 
A very fine example, octagonal, dark reddish- 
chocolate color. A fine head, of slightly larger 
pattern than his usual type. Frog of Vuillaume 
style with round under-slide, ebony, with silver 
trim. Button has silver ring and silver end 
cap. Slightly over two ounces in weight, a firm, 
plastic stick. One hundred and fifty dollars 



VOIRIN {Continued) 

*No. 1658 
Firm round stick, . medium brown color. 
Silver-mounted ebony frog, pearl eyes with 
rings, pearl slide. Ebony button with silver 
rings. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1252 

A fine round stick. Rich reddish color. Ebony, 

silver-mounted frog, plain pearl eyes and slide. 

Silver rings on button. A prime, all original 

bow. Two hundred dollars 

*No. 2512 
From the Wanamaker collection. A very fine 
piece of Pernambuco-wood, of reddish-chocolate 
color. Round stick, very fine head. Ebony frog 
with gold mountings. Pearl eye with gold 
circles, pearl slide. The button is of ebony with 
gold rings. Silver wrapping. An exceptional 
bow in resiliency and strength. 

Four hundred dollars 

*No. 1716 
Figured octagonal stick, light red-chocolate 
color. Head of good size, with ivory plate. The 
frog is original, of the beveled type, with round 
under-slide; of ebony, with silver mounting. 
Original button with silver rings. Slightly over 
medium weight, a strong stick. An exceptional 
example. Four hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1695 
One of those charming creations which excite 
admiration; no doubt fashioned to suit the 
fancy of a wealthy patron for something super- 
lative, beauty of finish, quite fresh in preserva- 
tion, the frog of rich tortoise-shell, with gold 
mountings, the stick of reddish color, round, 
and with fine polish, this bow is easily of 
the finest type produced by the great master. 

Six hundred dollars 



VIOLONCELLO BOWS by F. N. VOIRIN 



*No. 2517 

ex Wanamaker Collection 

Round, chocolate colored stick. Fine head 

with ivory plate. Original silver-mounted frog 

and button. Silver wrapping. Medium light 

weight. Ninety dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



*No. 1431 

Round, medium-brown color. Silver-mounted 
frog and button. Silver wrapping. About 1870. 

One hundred dollars 



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VIOLONCELLO BOWS BY F. N. VOIRIN {Continued) 



*No. 1741 
Very fresh specimen. Round, light-chocolate 
color. Original silver-mounted frog, round slide 
and edges, and original button. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred dollars 

*No. 1742 

Fine stick, octagonal, reddish-brown color. 

Original ebony frog, silver-mounted, pearl eyes 

and slide. Silver-ringed button. Silver wire 

wrapping. One hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1743 
Octagonal stick, quite fresh condition, choco- 
late-brown color. Original mountings, silver 
trim. Silver wrapping. Medium weight. 

One hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1488 
Round, medium red-brown color. Silver- 
mounted frog and button. About 1860. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 



*No. 1447 
Round, medium-brown color. Original silver- 
mounted frog and button. Silver wrapping. 
Very fine example. Date about 1870. 

One hundred and sixty-five dollars 

*No. 1381 
Round, medium red-brown colored stick. 
Original frog, with silver mountings. Silver 
wrapping. Splendid specimen, finest playing 
qualities, medium light weight. 

One hundred and seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1496 
ex Delsart 
A bow which has for many years been used 
by this prominent artist. It is a superb, round 
stick, of rich chocolate-brown color. Graceful 
head with ivory plate. The mountings are 
original, the frog of ebony, silver trimmed, as 
is also the button. 

Two hundred and twenty-five dollars 



VIOLIN BOWS by GAND 

This family of makers was prominent in Paris, succeeding to the business founded by Nicolas Lupot. 



No. 1518 
Stamped Gand Freres. From 1855 until 
1866 the brothers Charles Adolphe and Eugene 
worked together. A charming bow, round dark- 
brown stick. Fine head with ivory plate. The 
frog is original, of tortoise-shell, silver ferrule 
and heel plates, and pearl slide; the sides have 
silver inlaid floral design each side. Ebony 
button with silver rings. Silver wire wrapping. 
Excepting mended thumb corner on frog, all in 

fine condition. 

Seventy five dollars 



No. 1602 
Stamped C. Gand. Made about 1850, and a 
very fine example. Round stick, yellowish- 
chocolate color, darker in spots. Large, well-cut 
head, ivory plate. Silver-mounted ebony frog 
with small pearl eyelets. Ringed button. Silver 
wire wrapping. Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1591 
A very fine stick, light golden-brown color, 
round. Good head with ivory plate. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog, pearl eyes and slide. Silver 
thread wrapping. Voirin Type. About 1870. 

One hundred dollars 



VIOLONCELLO BOW by GAND 

No. 1825 
Stamped Gand Freres. A very firm, round 
stick, chocolate-brown color. Mounted with 
original tortoise-shell frog, silver ferrule and 
heel, sides inlaid with silver floral design. Origi- 
nal ebony and silver button. About 1860. 

One hundred dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS by J. DODD 

London 

John Kew Dodd, London (1752-1839), is considered to have been the best bow-maker of the 
family. His life was contemporary with that of Francois Tourte; he has been called the "English 
Tourte" by various fanciful English writers. His bows are strong and well balanced. The style of 
the head and the frog are distinctive and are easily identified. His bows are stamped "DODD." 

He was the oldest son of Edward (1705-1810), renowned as a bow-maker, and brother of 
Thomas (1786-1809), who also produced many fine bows, as well as instruments. 

Other members of the family were expert bow-makers, and whereas the majority of their bows 
are stamped simply, DODD, an occasional stick bears also the initial. 

*No. 1497 No. 1417 

Octagonal stick, dark red-brown color. Gold Very fine, full weight octagon stick, medium 

head with ivory plate. Original ebony frog, chocolate-brown color. The head is elegant 



silver trim, large pearl eyes and rightly colored 
pearl slide, silver heel. The button is not 
original. Whalebone wrapping. Sixty dollars 

No. 1282 

Stick a trifle short; an octagonal stick, finely 
made, medium-reddish color. Exquisitely cut, 
but strong head. Original ebony frog, wide 
silver ferrule, pearl slide, ebony heel, pearl 
eyes. Silver wrapping. Eighty-Jive dollars 



*No. 1622 

A very rich plum-colored, figured Pernam- 
buco-stick, round, with elegant large head, 
beautiful design, with wide bevels, and silver 
tip. Original ivory frog, silver ferrule; slide 
entire length, and heel, of silvery pearl, no 
eyelets. Original ivory button with silver rings, 
the end a solid cap. Whalebone wrapping. A 
half inch short, highly desirable for person with 
short reach. One hundred dollars 



in design, with silver plate. Frog of ebony, 
silver-mounted, with pearl eyelets. Ebony 
button with silver rings. Silver wrapping. 

Two hundred dollars 

SEE PAGES 20-21 

No. 1163 
Stamped on the stick, and on the frog, J. 
Dodd. A magnificent, octagonal stick, of red- 
brown color. The head is well formed, with 
silver plate. Frog of ebony, with silver ringed 
eyelets. Ebony and silver button. Silver 
wrapping. Two hundred and seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1717 
We consider this one of the best of this gifted 
maker's work. It is engraved on the ferrule with 
the name "Piatti," indicating that it was in 
the possession of this renowned violoncello 
virtuoso, who also is known to have had a pen- 
chant for fine violins and bows. Reddish- 
chocolate colored octagonal stick. Original 
ebony frog, silver mountings. 

Five hundred dollars 



VIOLA BOWS by J. DODD 



No. 1304 

Probably by Dodd. Round, dark-brown 
stick. Ivory frog, pearl eyes with circle of 
darker pearl. Plain silver button. Silver 



wrapping. 



Eighty-five dollars 



*No. 1604 
A rich, dark-plum colored, round stick, with 
fine large head. The original frog, of ivory with 

*Stamped with name of maker 



ebony top facing, has name stamped on the 
ivory. Ivory button. Full weight, about 1]A. 
ounces. One hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1228 
Made about 1800, and a fine example. Round 
stick, dark chocolate color. The frog is original 
and perfect, of ebony, silver-mounted, with 
pearl eyes and slide. Original button, silver and 
ebony. Silver wrapping. Two hundred dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS by JAMES TUBBS 

London, 1835-1917 

Outstanding British maker of the 19th century. The distinctive pattern of his bow-heads 
is massive, graceful in design and beautiful in finish. The scientific methods he employed in 
fashioning the taper and curve of the sticks and their splendid playing qualities earned for him his 
reputation as one of the great makers of his time. 

His work is distinctive in character and is readily recognized. His bow-frogs, carefully 
finished in every detail, fully in keeping with the English tradition for honest, conscientious 
workmanship, are unique and typical of no other hand. His bows are usually stamped "Jas. 
TUBBS." 



No. 1625 

This bow is of the style of Tubbs, but has 
smaller head, with silver plate. Silver-mounted 
ebony frog, solid cap button, and silver wrap- 
ping. Not stamped. Thirty-five dollars 

*No. 1360 

Round, dark-chocolate color. Fine head with 
ivory tip. Ebony frog, plain sides, silver- 
mounted. Ebony button with silver rings. Silver 
wrapping. Sixty-five dollars 

*No. 1487 
Fine, round stick, medium red-brown color. 
Silver-mounted ebony frog, pearl eyelets and 
slide. Ebony and silver button. Silver wrapping. 
An early stick, good head with ivory plate. 

One hundred dollars 

No. 1685 

An early stick, with fine head, ivory plate. 
Round, dark-brown color. Original frog, plain 
sides, silver ferrule and heel, pearl slide. The 
button has two silver rings. A bow which has 
had much use. No stamp visible. 

One hundred dollars 

*No. 1244 

One of his earlier sticks; round, chocolate 
color. Fine head with silver plate. Ebony frog, 



silver - mounted, with pearl eyelets and slide. 
Solid cap button. 

One hundred and thirty-five dollars 

*No. 1722 
Round stick, with pretty ringed figure, 
medium chocolate-brown color. Fine head with 
silver plate. The original ebony, silver-mounted 
frog has been cut down at thumb rest, other- 
wise all is in prime, fresh condition. Silver wire 
wrapping. One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 1712 
Elegant, round stick, with typical head, gold 
plate. The wood is of flaky figure, rich-plum 
color. Original gold-mounted ebony frog and 
button. Silver wire wrapping. Full in weight, 
strong and resilient. Two hundred dollars 

*No. 1498 
Round stick of dark-plum color; characteristic 
head with gold plate. Original frog, plain sides 
with gold ferrule and heel, pearl slide. The 
button is original with solid gold cap. Wrapping 
of heavy silver wire. Slightly over medium 
weight. This bow draws a rich, full tone. 

Three hundred dollars 
see pages 20-21 



VIOLA BOW by JAMES TUBBS 



*No. 1715 
Beautiful, round stick, rich plum color. Fine 
large head with silver plate. Original ebony 

*Stamped with name of maker 



frog and button of silver. Silver wire wrapping. 
One of the best type. Weight 2M ozs. 

Three hundred dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS by NIKOLAUS KITTEL 
of ST. PETERSBURG 

Period 1850-1880 

Far from Paris, the bow-making centre of Europe, there worked in St. Petersburg, in the time 
of the old regime, from approximately 1839-1870, a little-known genius named Kittel. 

No facts concerning his work, his place or date of birth have been recorded by any English, 
French or German author, so far as the present writer has been able to learn. The late Professor 
Leopold Auer, who knew him personally, on several occasions discussed the subject with the 
writer, but was unable to throw any light on the interesting question of his early training or 
antecedents. He was also the most skillful Violin repairer of his time in St. Petersburg, and his 
shop was visited by all the leading artists of the day. 

He is called the "Russian Tourte" — and correctly so, for the high quality of his work places 
him in a class with Francois Tourte, Dominique Peccatte, Voirin, and other great French and 
English masters of the art. He may have studied in Paris shops — but this is conjectural only 
and is based on a comparison of his work with that of the Parisian makers. 

Fine examples of his work are veritable gems. Nothing can be finer, excepting only the best of 
Francois Tourte's bows. His tortoise-shell, gold-trimmed mounts are equalled by those of no 
other maker save Tourte, Peccatte and others in their choicest pieces. 

He selected Pernambuco of just the right texture for strength and resiliency. His bows 
invariably draw a large, full, voluminous tone and none are finer in staccato, spiccato and other 
forms of bowing. 

We consider ourselves fortunate indeed in having in our collection the following prime, choice 
specimens of this great master's best work. 



*No. 1570 

A magnificent round stick, rich red-brown 
in color. The frog is of ebony, silver-mounted, 
pearl eyelets with silver rings, and pearl slide. 
Ebony button with silver rings. Elegant head 
with ivory plate. Silver wrapping. 

Four hundred and fifty dollars 



*No. 1696 

Another fine, round stick, rich deep chocolate 
color. It would almost appear that the master 
made mountings individually for each stick, 
because, while the general characteristics are 
present, minor details differ. This mounting 
is of tortoise-shell, with small pearl eyes and 
heavy gold circlets, narrow ferrule with round 
front, of gold, and gold heel plates. Original 

*Stamped with name of maker 



button, with gold rings and pearl end-dot. The 
head of the bow is elegant, and has gold plate. 
The wrapping is whalebone, alternating black 
and white stripes. Seven hundred and fifty dollars 

see pages 20-21 

*No. 1698 

This stick is octagonal, of handsomely figured 
Pernambuco, of a silky texture, and medium 
brown in color. The head is of design similar to 
the others, and has ivory plate. This frog is of 
ebony, the pearl eyelets encircled with heavy 
silver rings. The ferrule is of silver. A richly 
figured pearl slide extends to the extreme heel 
and the heel is of similar pearl. Ebony button, 
with silver rings and pearl dot. Wrapping of 
pure silver wire. Seven hundred and fifty dollars 



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VIOLIN BOWS by LUDWIG BAUSCH 

Leipzig, 1805-1871 

Ludwig Bausch was the most distinguished bow-maker of the German school. He was a pupil 
of Johann Benjamin Fritzsche in Dresden until about 1822; thereafter he settled in Dresden, later 
changing his location, and travelling to Russia, as far as St. Petersburg. He was appointed maker 
to the Court of Nassau. In 1863 he permanently located in Leipzig, where his business was continued 
by his sons after his death. 



No. 1220 

A fine, firm bow. Round, light red-brown 
stick. Silver-mounted frog, pearl eyelets with 
close-set silver rings. Ebony and silver button. 
Silver wrapping. Seventy -five dollars 



No. 1552 

An excellent Bausch bow, round, medium- 
brown color. Silver-mounted ebony frog with 
small pearl eyelets. Button not original. Ger- 
man silver rings. Ninety dollars 



No. 1547 

A very fine, round stick, firm and resilient. 
Dark brown color. The frog is original, of 
ebony, silver-mounted, with gold-fish eyes and 
head. The button is of silver and ebony, and 
has gold-fish end dot. One hundred dollars 



*No. 1665 
An excellent example. Round, reddish-choco- 
late colored stick. Elegant head with ivory 
plate. Original ebony frog, silver-mounted. 
Original gold-fish eyes; the pearl slide is more 
modern. Silver wrapping. A very smooth-play- 
ing bow. One hundred dollars 

*No. 1731 

A round stick, handsomely figured, of rich 
reddish-chocolate color. Characteristic head 
with ivory plate. Original ebony frog, with 
gold-fish slide and eyes. The stick is firm, and 
produces a fine, large tone. One hundred dollars 

*No. 1192 

A very good old Bausch. Round stick, medium- 
brown color. Silver-mounted ebony frog, with 
small silver eyelets. Ebony button, silver rings. 

One hundred and forty-five dollars 



VIOLONCELLO BOW by LUDWIG BAUSCH 

*No. 1459 
A fine, old German bow, round, reddish- 
brown color. Original frog with goldfish slide. 
Button later, of German silver, ringed. Silver 
wire wrapping. One hundred dollars 




'Stamped with name of maker 



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VIOLIN BOWS by FRENCH MAKERS OF NOTE 
OLD AND MORE MODERN SCHOOLS 

Many of the older masters, not recognizing the fact that in a later time their product 
would be so much more valued when stamped, sold the bows without branding them. Where 
their identity is apparent, we offer our opinion, ascribing them to the school to which they belong. 

No. 1324 
OLD FRENCH 



No. 1157 
OLD FRENCH 

Good full weight round, light brown stick. 

Silver-mounted frog, button and silver wrap- 
ping. Twenty dollars 

No. 1218 
OLD FRENCH 

Good work, round, medium brown color. 
Ebony frog with alloy mounting, ringed eyes. 
Ringed button. Twenty-five dollars 

No. 1322 
LUPOT TYPE 

Very old French stamped "Lupot." Un- 
finished workmanship, but a good strong 
octagonal stick. Silver-mounted frog and 
button. Twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1529 

J. B. PAQUETTE 

Paris 

Made by J. B. Paquette, a fine Parisian 
maker. Round, light red-brown stick. Silver- 
mounted frog and ringed button. 

Thirty-five dollars 

*No. 1618 
G. BAZIN 

Mire court 

A fine maker, about 1870. Round, light 
chocolate color. Dainty head like Voirin. Silver- 
mounted frog with ringed eyes. Solid cap on 
button. Silver wire wrapping. 

Thirty -five dollars 

No. 999 
MODERN FRENCH 

Made about 1880. Round stick, medium 
red color. Silver-mounted ebony frog. Fine 
playing bow. Forty-five dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



A very light stick, round, medium brown 
color. Ebony frog, silver-mounted, ringed 
button. Forty-five dollars 

*E. SARTORY 

Paris 
No. 1156 
Octagon stick, medium brown color. Usual 
type silver-mounted frog with ringed eyes. Solid 
silver cap on button. Good full weight. 

Fifty dollars 

*No. 1214 
PETINO 

Round, chocolate colored stick. Silver- 
mounted frog, ringed button. Silver wrapping. 

Fifty dollars 

*No. 1441 
SILVESTRE & MAUCOTEL 

Paris 
Very fine work. Round stick, light brown 
color. Silver-mounted frog with ringed eyes. 
Solid cap button. Fifty dollars 

*No. 1576 
V. FETIQUE 
Paris 
A fine modern make. Round, light golden- 
brown color. Silver-mounted frog, pearl eyes 
with circles, solid end button. Silver wrapping. 

Fifty dollars 

No. 1641 
PECCATTE TYPE 

Old stick, no stamp. Has had slight repair 
at frog end of the round, dark chocolate colored 
stick. Silver-mounted tortoise-shell frog, small 
pearl dots with silver rings around. Ebony 
button with silver rings. Full weight. Silver 
wire wrapping. Fifty dollars 



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OLD FRENCH VIOLIN 

No. 1692 
OLD FRENCH 

Round, nicely figured stick, medium dark red 
chocolate color. Silver-mounted frog, one-piece 
cap on button. Silver wrapping. Fifty dollars 

No. 1310 
EARLY FRENCH 

Stamped "Tourte." A very old bow with 
sharp curved ivory plate on the head which 
in itself has a backward curve. Round, very 
dark brown stick. Silver-mounted ebony frog 
and button. A fine bow to play with, and a 
very interesting example. Fifty-five dollars 

*No. 1524 
CUNIOT-HURY 

Mirecourt 

Fine makers who worked in Mirecourt about 
1875 to 1900. Round, red-brown stick. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog and ringed button. Silver 
wrapping. Fifty-five dollars 

No. 1597 
EARLY FRENCH 

Old Tourte aine type, about 1830 to 1840. 
Head blunt upturn, with ivory tip. Round, 
dark plum-brown stick. Frog of later period, 
ebony, with silver trim, and with silver-ringed 
eyelets. Solid capped button. Silver wrapping. 
Has seen much use, small inset lozenge piece 
on upper right facet near frog. 

Fifty-five dollars 

No. 1029 

G. CHANOT 

Paris] 1801-1883 

Stamped Chanot a Paris. Fine stick, round, 
medium light color. Ebony frog, silver-mounted, 
silver and ebony button. An excellent bow, 
with fine playing quality. Sixty dollars 

No. 1268 
OLD FRENCH 

Strong round stick, medium brown color. 
Silver-mounted frog, pearl eyes and circles. 
Silver-capped button. Silver wrapping. 

Sixty dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



BOWS {Continued) 

*No. 1420 

E. SARTORY 
Paris 

Round, medium brown stick. Original silver- 
mounted frog, ringed pearl eyes, solid cap 
button. Silver wrapping. About 1910. 

Sixty dollars 

*No. 1534 
MALINE 

Mirecourt, 1840 
A fine Mirecourt maker who worked in the 
style of Vuillaume, using the round edged and 
underslide type of frog. The head is similar to 
those of Simon. A strong octagonal stick, red- 
brown color. Original silver-mounted ebony 
frog and button, the latter with ring and end 
cap. Silver wrapping. Sixty dollars 

*No. 1634 
C. THOMASSIN 
Paris 
Round stick, dark red-brown color. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog with circles around pearl 
eyes. Solid cap button. Silver wrapping. 
About 1890. Sixty dollars 

No. 1179 
OLD FRENCH 

Made 1830 to 1840. Round stick, dark 
chocolate color. Silver-mounted ebony frog, 
silver-ringed button. Excellent playing quality. 

Sixty-five dollars 

*No. 1631 
PROSPER COLAS 

Paris, about 1875 
A fine workman, whose bows are made in 
style of Vuillaume, with rounded edges and 
under-slide. Nice wood, round, medium light 
reddish stick. Silver wire wrapping. 

Sixty-five dollars 

No. 1633 
EARLY FRENCH 

Fine old round stick, pretty ringed Pernam- 
buco-wood. Tortoise-shell frog, has had repair, 
gold ferrule, pearl slide and heel; pearl eyelets 
with gold circles. Button very old, solid cap of 
gold. Thick silver wire wrapping. Good full 
weight, strong stick. Seventy dollars 



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*No. 1335 

A. LAMY 

Paris 

Fine, round stick, medium red-brown color. 

Original frog and ringed button, both ebony, 

silver-mounted. Silver wrapping. About 1870. 

Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1582 
C. CANDI 

Gen ova 
Round stick, medium brown color. Good head 
with ivory tip. Silver-mounted ebony frog and 
button. Silver wrapping. About 1918. 

Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1635 
J. LAMY 

Paris 
By Jules Lamy, of Paris. Nicely figured 
round stick, medium dark wine-brown color. 
Pretty, slender head with long point, ivory tip. 
Round slide and edges on ebony frog, which is 
silver-mounted. Ringed button. About 1870. 

Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1663 

A. LAMY 

Paris 

Head high, with ivory plate. Octagonal 

reddish-chocolate stick. The frog is of large 

size, ebony, silver-mounted. Ringed button. 

Silver wire wrapping. One of his early bows. 

About 1875. Seventy-five dollars 

No. 1672 
LABERTE 
Paris 
Probably by A. Laberte & Cie., of Paris, 
stamp partly obliterated. Round, chocolate- 
brown stick. Fine design head, ivory plate. 
Vuillaume type frog, round edges and under- 
slide of ebony, silver-mounted. Silver wrapping. 

Seventy-five dollars 

No. 1378 
OLD FRENCH 

Old stick, round, light brown color. Silver 
trimmed ebony frog, and ringed button. Silver 
wrapping. Eighty-five dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



No. 1560 
OLD FRENCH 

Of the school of Lupot, an octagonal stick, 
dark red-brown Color. Gold-mounted tortoise- 
shell frog, with pearl eyelets. Button solid 
cap of gold. Good head with gold plate. Whale- 
bone wrapping. Eighty-five dollars 

*No. 1353 
J. A. VIGNERON 

Paris, 1851-1888 
ex Nahan Franko 
One of the best of the late school of French 
masters, who worked in similar style as Lamy, 
Sartory, etc. The head is usually of the 
Voirin pattern. Round, red-brown stick. Silver- 
mounted ebony frog with silver ringed pearl 
eyes. Button solid silver cap. Silver wrapping. 

Ninety-five dollars 

No. 1281 
OLD FRENCH 

Made about 1840-1850. Round, medium 
brownish-yellow color, flaky marked Pernam- 
buco-wood. Silver-mounted ebony frog and 
ringed button. Silver wrapping. A fine playing 
bow. One hundred dollars 

*No. 1370 

A. LAMY 

Paris, 1850-1912 

One of the very fine modern bow-makers 

who, after serving several masters, completed 

his learning under F. N. Voirin, whose style 

he closely followed. This is a round, medium 

red-brown stick. Silver-mounted ebony frog. 

Ringed silver button. Silver wrapping. A very 

superior stick. 

One hundred and twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1630 
A. LAMY 

Paris, 1850-1912 
Nicely figured octagonal stick, reddish-choco- 
late color. The head is beautifully cut, slender 
and high, with ivory tip. Ebony frog with 
gold mountings, pearl eyes with gold circles, 
the button a solid gold cap. Wrapped with 
silver wire and snakeskin thumb ring. 

One hundred and twenty five dollars 



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OLD FRENCH VIOLIN BOWS {Continued) 



No. 1080 
OLD FRENCH 

A very old bow, similar to the type of Xavier 
Tourte, with smallish head. Fine round, light 
brown stick. Ebony frog with gold mountings. 
Button of later origin, gold rings. Silver wire 
wrapping. One hundred and fifty dollars 



No. 1355 
OLD FRENCH 

ex Nahan Franko 

A fine, round, red-brown stick, with rounded 
head, the ivory plate distinct upward curve. 
The frog is in Lupot style, of ebony, with full 
length pearl slide and heel, plain sides. The 
button has plain silver cap. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 



No. 1588 
OLD FRENCH 

A highly meritorious old bow, in close Frangois 
Tourte style. Fine medium-brown colored 
round stick of choice Pernambuco. Ebony 
frog with chased silver ferrule and heel; the 
silver rings on the button similarly engraved. 
Elegant head with ivory tip. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 

No. 1138 

LEFEVRE 

Paris, 1762-1789 

By Toussaint Nicolas German Lefevre, Paris. 

This very fine example bears his brand under 

the frog, and is of very special merit. It is a 

firm octagonal stick, rich brown color, fine head 

with ivory plate. Ebony silver-mounted frog 

with pearl eyelets and slide. Ebony button, 

silver rings. Whalebone wrapping. Medium 

weight. Two hundred and twenty-five dollars 



VIOLIN BOWS by GERMAN MAKERS 

The better German Bow-makers have capably and carefully fashioned their productions after 
the best models of the leading French artisans of the period 1800 to 1870. They are usually 
dependable bows, the materials entering into their construction carefully selected, and the work- 
manship of high order, with well designed and finished mountings. 



No. 1563 
BAUSCH COPY 

Stamped "BAUSCH," but a copy. Round, 
red-brown color. Silver-mounted frog and but- 
ton. Silver wrapping. Twenty dollars 

No. 1367 
TOURTE COPY 

Stamped "TOURTE." Octagon, dark red 
color. Silver mounted frog and button. Whale- 
bone wrapping. Twenty-five dollars 

No. 1554 
OLD GERMAN 

Old round stick, light reddish-brown color. 
Silver-mounted frog and button. Silver wrap- 
ping. Thirty dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



No. 1637 
VOIRIN COPY 

Imitation of Voirin, stamped with his name, 
in larger than genuine lettering. Round stick, 
dull dark plum color, made to appear worn. 
Silver-mounted frog and button. Silver wire 
wrapping. Thirty dollars 



*No. 1323 

EDUARD REICHERT 

Dresden 

An excellent old maker. Octagonal, dark-red 
color. Silver-mounted frog and button. Whale- 
bone wrapping. Thirty-five dollars 



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*No. 1337 
W. A. PFRETZSCHNER 

This maker, a brother of H. R., still 
produces steadily. A fine bow, round, dark- 
chocolate color. Silver-mounted ebony frog 
with crown branded on the side, indicating 
extra quality. Thirty-five dollars 

No. 1397 
OLD GERMAN 

An excellent old bow, round, dark chocolate 
brown color. Original silver-mounted frog, the 
button solid cap. Silver wrapping. 

Thirty-five dollars 

No. 1406 
OTTO A. HOYER 

Octagon, medium red-brown color. Frog 
of ebony, with silver mountings. Silver 
wrapping. Thirty -five dollars 

No. 1419 
OLD GERMAN 

A fine round stick, medium-brown color. 
Silver-mounted frog and solid button. Silver 
wrapping. Thirty -five dollars 

*No. 1506 
A. THOMA 

Octagon, light reddish-brown stick. Silver- 
mounted. Silver wrapping. Thirty-five dollars 

No. 1573 
TOURTE COPY 

Stamped "Imitation de Tourte," probably by 
Weichold. Octagon, dark reddish-brown color. 
Silver-mounted frog and button. Silver wrap- 
ping. Thirty-five dollars 

No. 1611 
VUILLAUME COPY 

A good copy, German, with round frog slide, 

■and rounded edges, silver trim, and picture 

eyelet showing bust of Vuillaume. Fine round 

stick, medium light-brown color. Silver wire 

wrapping. Thirty-five dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



No. 1312 
OLD GERMAN 

Fine old stick. Octagonal, medium-brown 
color. Ebony frog, pearl eyes, silver trim. 
Ringed button. Forty dollars 

*No. 1564 
H. R. PFRETZSCHNER 

Crown stamp on ebony frog, which is silver- 
mounted, with pearl eyes. Plain silver button. 

Forty dollars 

*No. 1628 
R. ARNOLD STOESS 

A fine contemporary maker. Round stick, 
reddish-brown color. Ebony frog with gold 
mountings. Gold-ringed button. Silver wire 
wrapping. Forty dollars 

*No. 1219 
H. R. PFRETZSCHNER 

Light red-brown round stick. The silver- 
mounted ebony frog has pearl eyes with pearl 
rings set close. Ringed button. Silver wrapping 

Forty-five dollars 

*No. 1250 
H. R. PFRETZSCHNER 

Round stick, medium red-brown color. Silver- 
mounted frog and solid capped button. 
Whalebone wrapping. Forty-five dollars 

No. 1313 
TUBBS COPY 

Stamped "Tubbs," a good copy. Octagonal 
stick, light-brown color. Fair head with silver 
tip. Silver-mounted ebony frog, no eyes. 

Forty-eight dollars 

*No. 1350 

G. A. PFRETZSCHNER 

Another maker of the family, also very good. 
Octagonal, medium brown stick. Silver- 
mounted, plain ebony frog, with brand. Plain 
silver button. Silver wrapping. Fifty dollars 



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No. 1461 
CHRISTIAN SUSS 
1830-1900 
An excellent master, and a fine specimen. 
Octagon stick, dark red-brown color. Silver- 
mounted frog, solid cap button. Fifty dollars 

No. 1626 
VUILLAUME COPY 

Old German copy of Vuillaume, with same 
rounded frog edges and under-slide. Silver 
mountings, pearl eyelets and slide. The stick 
round, of chocolate brown color. Fifty dollars 

*No. 1336 
H. H. PRELL 

One of the contemporary fine producers, has 
a well merited reputation for the excellency of 
his work. This bow is most desirable, with 
strength and flexibility. Round, dark red- 
brown stick. Ebony frog with gold mounting, 
small pearl eyelets and slide. Ebony button, 
gold rings. Whalebone wrapping. 

Fifty -five dollars 

*No. 1194 
H. R. PFRETZSCHNER 

A fine stick, round, medium-brown color. 
Plain ebony frog with silver trim, ringed 
button. Whalebone wrapping. Sixty dollars 

No. 1561 

CHRISTIAN SUSS 

1830-1900 

Stamped "Tourte." A very well-made bow, 

attributed to Suss. Round stick, reddish color. 

The head is graceful, with ivory plate. Modern 

silver-mounted frog, of ebony, with plain side. 

Solid cap button. Whalebone wrapping. 

Sixty dollars 

*No. 1590 
L. NEUNER 

This bow is of fine Mittenwald origin, the 
Neuner family being prominent as makers of 
fine instruments for many generations. Octag- 
onal, light-brown color. Ebony frog with 
pearl eyes and slide, mounted with gold alloy 
ferrule and heel, the button also gold alloy 
mounted. . Sixty dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



No. 1629 
VOIRIN COPY 

Stamped F. N. Voirin a Paris, and a very fine 
replica. Round stick of fine wood, reddish- 
chocolate color, polished. Gold-mounted ebony 
frog, and solid cap button. Sixty dollars 

No. 1678 
TOURTE MODEL 

Attributed to Suss, stamped "Tourte," in 
small letters. Round, medium chocolate color. 
The head is a copy of early style. The frog not 
original, German silver trim. Old French 
silver-ringed button. Silver thread wrapping. 

Sixty-five dollars 

No. 1377 
VOIRIN COPY 

A fine copy of Voirin, and stamped with that 
maker's name. Octagon, medium brown color. 
Silver-mounted ebony frog, pearl eyelets and 
slide. Gold wrapping. An exceptionally fine 
playing bow. Seventy-five dollars 

No. 1421 
ALBERT NURNBERGER 

The excellence of his bows is attested by the 
fact that many of our most prominent artists 
use them. This is an octagonal, medium red- 
brown stick. Ebony frog with gold mounting 

Seventy-five dollars 

No. 1708 
H. R. PFRETZSCHNER 

A firm, round stick, plum-brown color. The 
frog is of tortoise-shell, with gold ferrule and 
heel, ringed pearl eyes. Gold end button. A 
fine playing stick. Has been in long service, but 
is in very good condition. Eighty five dollars 

No. 1484 
H. R. PFRETZSCHNER 

By all odds, the best of a large family of 
violin and bow makers; his product was con- 
sistently of high order; he is said to have been 
apprenticed to J. B. Vuillaume, and while he 
made bows in various grades, his work never 



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was of the commercial order. His finest bows, 
of which this is a magnificent example, are 
comparable with the best. This is an octagonal 
stick, with the edges slightly rounded off, light 
chocolate color; the head is very graceful with 
longish tip, ivory plate. Frog of tortoise-shell, 
gold ferrule and heel, pearl eyes and slide. The 
button has solid gold cap. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 



No. 1485 
H. R. PFRETZSCHNER 

Another superb specimen. Also octagonal 
in shape, medium red-brown color. Fine head, 
ivory plate. Frog of ebony, with gold mount- 
ing, plain sides, pearl slide. Ebony button, 
gold rings. Silver wrapping. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 



OLD VIOLA BOWS 



No. 1092 
OLD FRENCH 

Dark chocolate-colored round stick. Silver- 
mounted frog and button. About 1890. 

Twenty-five dollars 

No. 1387 
OLD FRENCH 

Very fine firm stick, round, medium red- 
brown color. Silver-mounted ebony frog and 
button. Silver wrapping. About 1860. 

Thirty-five dollars 

*No. 1481 
ADOLPH C. SCHUSTER 

Octagonal, red-brown color. Silver-mounted 
frog and button. About 1900. 

Thirty -five dollars 

*No. 1089 
FRITZ GUETTER 

Saxony 

Round, medium-brown color. Silver-mounted 
frog and button. About 1895. Forty dollars 

*No. 1520 

VICTOR FETIQUE 

Paris 

A very fine stick, octagonal, red-brown color. 
Silver-mounted ebony frog and button. French 
gold and blue wrapping. About 1900. 

Fifty dollars 
*Stamped with name of maker 



No. 1338 
G. F. SCHWARTZ 

Attributed to this maker, who worked in 
Strasbourg, 1785-1849. Round, medium choco- 
late-brown colored stick. Ebony, silver-mounted 
frog with pearl eyes and slide. Solid cap on 
button. Silver wrapping. Sixty-five dollars 

*No. 1400 
E. SARTORY 

Paris, 1871- 
Round, red-brown stick. Usual silver-mounted 
ebony frog with ringed pearl eyes. Silver 
wrapping. Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 2505 

A. LAMY 

ex Wanamaker Collection 

Octagonal stick, reddish-chocolate color. 

Elegant head with ivory plate. Original 

silver-mounted frog and nut. Silver wrapping. 

One of this fine master's older bows, in prime 

condition, 2^-ounce weight. Date about 

1875. One hundred and fifty dollars 

*No. 2508 
A. LAMY 

ex Wanamaker Collection 
A very beautiful specimen. Round stick, 
of dark-reddish color. Original silver-mounted 
frog, with pearl eyes and slide. Ebony button, 
with silver rings. Silver wrapping. Weight 
2Y2 ounces full. Date about 1880. 

One hundred and fifty dollars 



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No. 1643 
OLD GERMAN 

Very old octagonal stick, chocolate-brown 
color. Silver-mounted frog and button. 

Fifteen dollars 

No. 1150 
TOURTE STAMP 

Good, old German stick, round, dark-plum 
color. Original frog and button, German silver 
trim. Elegant head. About 1890. 

Eighteen dollars 

No. 1152 
OLD FRENCH 

Excellent round stick, medium-brown color. 
Original silver-mounted frog. Button later, 
German silver rings. Twenty dollars 

No. 1648 
OLD GERMAN 

Round, dark-brown color. Original silver- 
mounted frog and button. Silver wrapping. 

Twenty dollars 

No. 1331 
OLD FRENCH 

Round stick, medium-brown color. Ebony 
frog and button with German silver mountings. 

Twenty-five dollars 

No. 1357 
OLD GERMAN 
Round stick, medium-brown color. Silver- 
mounted frog and button. Silver wrapping. 

Twenty-five dollars 

No. 1620 
OLD GERMAN 

Round, yellow-chocolate color. Silver- 
mounted frog and button. Silver wire wrapping. 

Twenty-five dollars 

No. 1644 
OLD FRENCH 

Octagonal stick, dark-brown color. Finely 
cut head. Silver-mounted frog and button. 

Twenty-five dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



No. 1645 
OLD GERMAN 

Style of Suss; very fine work, octagonal with 
rounded facets. Silver-mounted frog and but- 
ton. Silver wire wrapping. Twenty-five dollars 

*No. 1309 

J. THIBOUVILLE-LAMY 

Paris 

Fine, round stick, light-chocolate color. 
Elegant head. Original round slide Vuillaume 
style frog, with round edges, silver-mounted. 
About 1890. Thirty dollars 

*No. 581 
AUGUSTE LENOBLE 

Paris, 1862-1895 

Fine, old make. Octagonal stick, chocolate 
color. Original long ivory frog, silver ferrule, 
pearl slide, no heel; original ivory button. 

Thirty-five dollars 

No. 921 
OLD GERMAN 

Octagonal, dark-brown color. Silver 
mountings. Attributed to Suss, about 1870. 

Thirty -five dollars 

No. 977 
OLD FRENCH 

Round, dark chocolate color. Silver mountings. 
About 1890. Thirty-five dollars 

No. 1148 
OLD ENGLISH 

Octagon, medium-brown color. Original 
silver-mounted frog. A very strong stick, 
slightly heavy. About 1885. 

Thirty-five dollars 

*No. 1294 
CARESSA & FRANCAIS 

Paris 
Round, red-brown color. Also bears stamp, 
"Gustave Bernardel." Contemporary. 

Thirty-five dollars 



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No. 1478 
OLD FRENCH 

An extra long stick. Octagonal, dark red- 
brown stick, quite heavy, and showing evidence 
of long years of hard use. Thirty-five dollars 

No. 1650 
AUGUST NURNBERGER-SUESS 

Round stick, medium chocolate-brown color. 
Broad head with ivory tip. Silver-mounted frog 
and button, silver wire wrapping. About 1900. 

Thirty-five dollars 

No. 1477 
OLD FRENCH 
Peccatte school. Round, medium reddish- 
brown color. Silver mountings. About 1860. 

Forty dollars 

No. 1664 
FINE GERMAN 

Pfretzschner school, very fine, the head hand- 
some with silver plate. Crown brand on frog, 
which is silver trimmed. About 1900. 

Forty dollars 

No. 1649 
FINE GERMAN 

About 1880 

Beautiful ringed figured Pernambuco-octag- 

onal stick, medium chocolate - brown color. 

Gold-mounted ebony frog and button. Silver 

wrapping. Light weight. Forty-five dollars 

No. 1182 
F. R. WUNDERLICH 

Round stick, medium-brown color. Silver- 
mounted frog. Silver wrapping. Contemporary. 

Fifty dollars 

No. 1269 
OLD FRENCH 

Round, dark-chocolate color. Silver mount- 
ings. Silver wrapping. Fifty dollars 

*No. 1388 
MOUGENOT 

Paris 
Round, medium light red-brown color. 
Silver-mounted frog. About 1890. Fifty dollars 

*Stamped with name of maker 



No. 1474 
V. FETIQUE 

Paris 
Octagonal, medium reddish-brown. Ebony 
silver-mounted frog and button. Silver wire 
wrapping. About 1910. Fifty dollars 

*No. 1479 
J. P. DITER 

Fine stick, light reddish-brown color. 

Fifty dollars 

*No. 1614 
LEON PIQUE 

Paris 
Round, chocolate color. Silver mountings. 
Contemporary. Fifty dollars 

No. 658 
FINE OLD FRENCH 

Lafleur style. Very fine stick, beautifully 
made. Round, medium-brown color. Silver- 
mounted frog and button. Sixty dollars 

No. 1480 
OTTO 

Leipzig 
Very fine German master. Round, medium 
red-brown stick. Silver mountings. About 1860. 

Sixty dollars 

No. 1646 
OLD ENGLISH 

Early, James Tubbs style. Round stick, dark- 
plum color. Silver tip, and silver-mounted frog 
and button. Sixty dollars 

*No. 1686 
LEON PIQUE 
Paris 
Round, medium-brown color. Original silver- 
mounted frog and button. Silver wire wrapping. 
About 1890. Sixty dollars 

No. 1535 
AUGUST LENOBLE 

Paris, 1862-1895 
Round, dark-brown color, with fine, long 
head. Silver-mounted frog and button. 

Sixty-five dollars 



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No. 1740 
C. THOMASSIN 

Paris 

Round, medium-light chocolate color. Silver- 
mounted frog and button. Sixty-five dollars 

No. 1188 

CHRISTIAN SUSS 

Markneukirchen, 1830-1900 

Round, medium-brown color. Silver-mounted 

frog, button, and silver wrapping. About 1880. 

Fine playing stick. Seventy-five dollars 

*No. 1299 
H. R. PFRETZSCHNER 

Markneukirchen , period 1860-1910 

Very fine head. Round, reddish-chocolate 
color, nicely figured stick. Silver-mounted, 
and silver wrapping. Medium weight. 

Seventy five dollars 



No. 1457 
J. H. ZIMMERMANN 

Leipzig, period 1851-1900 

Fine octagonal stick, medium-brown color. 
Original frog, with gold mounting, gold-ringed 
button. Silver wrapping. Seventy-five dollars 

No. 1456 

CHRISTIAN SUSS 

1830-1900 

Tourte copy. A beautiful long swan head, 

with ivory tip. Round, plum-colored stick. 

Silver-mounted frog and button. Silver wire 

wrapping. Medium weight. Eighty dollars 



•"Stamped with name of maker 




ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

The correct dates of birth and death, as well as the surnames, 
of many prominent bow-makers, are unknown. We welcome 
information which may be in possession of our patrons. We 
refer to the following works to which we are indebted, in the 
preparation of this catalogue: 

Jacquot, "La Lutherie Lorraine et Francais" 

Grillet, "Les Ancetres du Violon" 

Vidal, "Les Instruments a Archet" 

Von Lutgendorff, "Geigen und Lautenmacher" 

St. George, "The Bow, its history, manufacture and use" 

Fleming, "Fiddle Fancier's Guide" 

Balfour, "The Natural History of the Musical Bow" 

An alphabetical index of Bowmakers listed in this catalogue 
will be found on page 4. 



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BOWS by MODERN MAKERS ^/DISTINGUISHED MERIT 

W. E. HILL & SONS, LONDON. 

Hill bows have maintained a reputation for pre-eminent quality for many years and are used 
by leading violinists the world over. Only the choicest, seasoned Pernambuco wood is employed in 
their construction. The frogs are finest hand-workmanship, the mounts in silver or gold, and the 
bow screws and eyes case-hardened, so that, in an experience of twenty-five years we have not 
known of an instance where a bow-screw or eye has been worn out and needed replacement. 

We are exclusive distributors for Hill bows in the United States. 

No. 5394 Ebony frog, bevelled heel, Sterling Silver trimmed $27.50 

No. 5395 Ebony frog, plain, usual pattern, Sterling Silver trimmed 35.00 

No. 5396 Ebony frog, pearl eyes, silver rings, Sterling Silver trimmed 50.00 

No. 5397 Tortoise-shell frog, Sterling Silver trimmed 75.00 

No. 5398 Gold-mounted, ebony frog — finest quality 1 15.00 

No. 5400 Gold-mounted, tortoise-shell frog, with inlaid gold fleur-de-lis in sides 150.00 

Hill 'Cello and Viola Bows are identical in style and price 

FINE GERMAN BOWS 

No. 5118 Edwin Herrmann, Sterling Silver trimmed, excellent workmanship $15.00 

No. 5387 A. Prager, Silver trimmed, no better value anywhere for the money 18.00 

No. 5402 Albert Nurnberger, Silver trimmed, the most popular of several grades 25.00 

Send for our General Merchandise Catalogue showing complete line of bows and accessories 

EXPERT REHAIRING AND REPAIRING BOWS. 

Rehairing Violin, Viola and Violoncello bows: 

Extra quality selected Siberian hair $1 .25 

Finest quality, W. E. Hill & Sons special 1.50 

Fitting new ivory tip, with ebony underlay, good quality 1.25 

Fitting new ivory tip, with ebony underlay, extra quality 1.50 

Wrapping bows with leather 50 

Wrapping bows with pure silver wire, with leather thumb grip 1.50 

Wrapping bows with whalebone, with leather thumb grip 5.00 

Fitting brass nuts 35 

Fitting pearl slides $1.00 and 1.50 

Fitting ebony frogs, German silver trim 1.50 to 3.00 

Fitting ebony frogs, pure silver mountings 3.50 to 7.50 

It is possible to repair heads of bows when breaks occur in central part; when the 
break is near the upper edge it is inadvisable, and in such cases new heads can be 
fitted. We do not recommend such repairs excepting in the case of valuable sticks. 

Estimates furnished only upon examination 



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